We're all afraid of taking a risk and getting snapped in the process.
You're not alone in that.
So we "try" to move forward in belief.
Sometimes it works out. Sometimes we are proven wrong and "never want to do that again."
So we grow protective of taking any risks.
Belief, by definition, involves faith.
Faith, by definition, involves a lack of complete knowledge...
but enough facts that you can take a leap forward.
You will be wrong at times, but better to be wrong leaping forward than go nowhere holding back.
"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four LovesWaiting around for this world to be heaven without doing something about it only makes this world that much more a hell.
Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work.Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life. Just as you’ll never understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman,So you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does. Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock.You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:4-6, MSG)