I'd say in a great moment of honesty that it's because I can be more worried about what others think and often trust in my abilities more than His. Simply put...PRIDE. I believe it's the root of why we often miss out on being part of what God wants to do in our lives.
My hope is that I will never allow myself to be so consumed with pride and fear that I sacrifice the greatness of who Jesus is and miss out on seeing Him at work in my life.
John 12:37 & 42-43"Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him........Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God."
I do not want to be party to crucifying Jesus, and yet with this attitude I am often found guilty of that very thing.Read Proverbs 29:25