We Know The Ending
We can’t forget that, with Jesus, all ends well. His life was a dramatic demonstration of the fact that, even if things appear to be going very wrong, they are well in hand… even better, they are all a part of making the ending that much better.
The only reason I can think of for shrinking back is uncertainty about how things will turn out. Our extensive experience with “cause and effect” relationships has taught us that small actions yield small results. Therefore, we think, playing it safe will minimize the damage when things go wrong.
Since you know how good the ending is, you should err on the bold side. You’re going to wish you had leaned in. You’re going to wish you had opted for bigger actions once you get there.