Growing up as a JW I was made to fear Jehovah and it wasn't till I was old enough and left home that the doubts started. It is still hard and it takes time to really get that voice of conscience out of my brain. I no longer fear Jehovah but it did take time.
Did I ever fear jehovah?
I was terrified. And the Watchtower was constantly telling me that I was making God angry by not doing enough, not doing it quality enough, or doing some small thing that was just putting me in line to be birdfood.
This is what turned me off was that anything I ever did was never good enough. I mean if there is a God he would know what is in my heart and it wouldn't matter what anyone thought.
Most JW's fear the Jehovah of the Watchtower..... the one who won't judge them for their own personal sins; if they are in good standing with the WT of course.
Hebrews 9:27 ... it is appointed unto man once to die, and then judgment
Judgment is certain after death. Whether a person is condemned or not is based on what they do with Jesus, and not what they do.