Is it solely fear?
Fear of commitment/uncertainty/potential/responsibility/failure?
Fear of hurt/love/brokenness/loneliness/expectations?
Fear of honesty or truth?
Maybe all of the above.
Maybe it's more than fear... search within yourself for your answer.
But will you even do that?
Because if you did, that means you are searching for something more,
you're no longer limiting yourself.
How far do you believe God's plan for you goes?
Did he create you to limit yourself?
"A bird is defined not by being grounded but by his ability to fly. Remember this, humans are defined not by their limitations, but by the intentions God has for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in God's image." - The Shack