Anxiety Is Fuel for Achievement

picture of a laptop on a wooden table with a vase of flowers next to the laptop and windows in the background“Anxiety has served me as a fuel for achievement, but it has failed me as a guide to getting well.” – To Be Made Well

I’m finishing up the first draft of To Be Made Well this week, including a chapter about how anxiety can keep us from experiencing the healing love of God. 

One thing I’ve noticed about myself is how much energy I gain from worrying. It wakes me up in the morning and keeps me going all day long. 

It feels scary to let go of the anxiety. And inconvenient. I won’t get as much done that way. 

But God invites me to rest in peace, and I am learning how to trust that to live in the slower, inefficient, restful way of God is to live in beauty and goodness and hope.


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Hi, I’m Amy Julia.

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