When we stop looking at things as obstacles and begin looking at them as opportunities our outlook changes. Our minds are powerful and often stop us from taking the next step and hearing/seeing what God is leading us to do. Our minds begin to think of all the reasons why it won’t work, or this is beyond what we are capable of. It keeps us from hearing what God is telling us.
Yes, the fear is real. It can overtake our thoughts, but when we pray and listen to what God is telling us we can and often do overcome it. There is nothing we cannot do when we have God by our side. Are there times when we still make the wrong decision? Of course, but sometimes we must make mistakes so that we can progress.
The opportunities are there, and we must have the courage to take them. Even when we fail, we succeed because we learn from our mistakes. When we pray about everything, and listen to what we are being told we can succeed beyond what we think we are capable of. God is with us and He wants us to flourish. Learn to tell a better story to yourself and others.