I was just talking with someone recently and he said that if you commit to something you need to commit all the way. Halfway commitment can be dangerous.
It’s kind of like baseball… do you do a feet-first slide or a head-first slide? You can try to do a feet-first slide because it feels safer, but if you don’t fully commit to the slide, that’s when you break an ankle. Ditto for the head-first slide. The best approach when you slide in baseball is to go all-in. That requires full commitment, but it’s what works.
There are times in ministry when a play-it-safe approach can actually be damaging. But when you go all-in is when you get the momentum to make it really work.