When looking into the life of King Saul, it is revealed how the fear of man poisons perspective. If our identity is focused on externals than it is centered in insecurity. God wants us to become a rock that doesn't move, that is unaffected by the praise or mocking of others. How do we become unaffected by other's opinions? A fear of God silences all other fears, it does not drive us from Him, but to Him.