2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
As children of God, we must be bold. When we allow people to intimidate us, we neutralize our effectiveness for God. The power of the Holy Spirit helps us overcome our fear of what some might say or do to us, so that we can continue to do God’s work. Be strong in the LORD!