Many are stopped from attaining their spiritual potential because they worry too much about them or their potential contribution to the universe being poorly received or rejected by others. You have to decide whether those you fear will forever determine the parameters of your being or whether you will expand beyond their artificial boundaries for your achievement to the unlimited potentiality God has allocated for you in Him. Think of it like a phobia, you either resign your life to being afraid and never taking that phobia on. OR you confront it directly as you mature. We all start a bit fearful of the dark, but as we get older, if we mature, in most cases we can walk around in it knowing that what TRULY protects us in the day, also protects us in the dark.