“Where ever there is anxiety there is opportunity.”
What makes you anxious? What are the things which provide you with a sense of fear, doubt or worry? Now think of all the products and services that are out there to address your specific anxieties.
Worried about passing away and leaving your family destitute?
Life Insurance = Check
Anxious about running out of gas on a road trip?
There’s an app, or ten, for that.
Anxious about having enough time to go grocery shopping?
Instacart is here to save the day!
This list could go on and on…
There are two things come to mind as I meditate on the meaning of this quote. First, there are lots of solutions out there which have been created with the express purpose of addressing a customer need or underlying anxiety. If one is anxious then perhaps a quick search is in order to see if there are already remedies available for your particular challenge.
Second, and most important, what is the true source of your anxiety? Why does one feel the way they do about a given situation or circumstance? For example, what is the real cause of the issue mentioned above about having enough time to go grocery shopping? Is it about having enough time to shop, or about being spread to thin in aspects of life and not having enough margin and balance?
Recognizing a sense of anxiety can be the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to identifying opportunities for solutions which can then be either purchased or created, or digging deeper and understanding the root cause of your feelings.
When in doubt it is worthwhile to bear this in mind, “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Matthew 6:27 ESV