Verbs are the engines of language. They make things happen. However, they must be used correctly to convey your meaning properly. That’s done with tense. However, using verb tenses correctly can be challenging, particularly if you tend to write the way you speak.
The world of writing is chock-full of helpful pieces of pithy advice. Think “write what you know” or “make time to write every day.” However, the golden rule of writing, particularly fiction, is “show, don’t tell.”
My bio on my webpage and Amazon and everywhere else I can think of says I’ve been a writer since at least age eight, when I wrote a heavily plagiarized combination of Moses and Cinderella called Zelda. (Where the hell did I get that name? I hadn’t even heard of Faulkner!)