As men, that is a difficult question. It's one of the most difficult things for us to admit to ourselves let alone anyone else. Admitting that we are fearful shows that we are vulnerable and maybe even cowardly.
We live in an age of information. Not only can we see all of the craziness of the world through the numerous media channels, we can experience it through our ability to travel globally.
I personally have traveled the world. To some of the darkest places you could possibly imagine. I have had to acknowledge my own fear because my life depended on it. If I did not, I would likely have been victimized, maybe even killed.
It was through this process that God revealed a few things to me. First off, fear is not permanent. It can be overcome. The same goes for cowardice. Acknowledging fear and reaching out to my network of warriors is how I overcame it enough, to go to the dark places that God was directing me to. To reach those that lived amongst the evil of this world without a choice.
Psalms 34: 4 says I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
These are the words of one of the most renowned warriors in history. David, the man who took out warrior giant with a stone. The man who took the throne and conquered numerous enemy forces.
If David, a man who appeared to be courageous admits that he was not....not without God's help. Not only does he proclaim it to God, but he does so in a very public way.
We all have fears, and without God, we would most definitely make life decisions based in it. Fortunately for us we have the power and authority of the Holy Spirit and all of the forces of heavens army's.
Don't let your ego keep you from acknowledging fear, expressing it to your brothers, and overcoming it through the power of the holy spirit.
You are a warrior. Don't go into battle blinded by your fear. Because the only thing we have to fear is.....fear itself.