What Keeps You Up At Night?


I decided to read What Keeps You Up At Night: How to Find Peace While Chasing Your Dreams by Pete Wilson because I'm going through a lot of transition in my life right now and am trying to discern what exactly God wants me to do with my life - and along with that process comes a lot of anxiety, confusion, worry, questioning, and the desire to make right decisions while not holding back from chasing your God-given dreams. This book sounded like the perfect read for me:

“I just can’t ever seem to shut off my brain and rest.”

It's easy to feel paralyzed by uncertainty. We want our questions answered, our decisions affirmed, and our plans applauded. But life doesn't come with an instruction manual and rarely follows a straight path. How would your life change if you learned to lean into uncertainty instead of waiting on the sidelines for just the right moment or opportunity?

The paradox of faith is that you can't activate it until you act on it. Trust compels us to move forward. If you don't, then you'll be left with a laundry list of unrealized expectations. You were meant to experience a life of abundance and blessing, not frustration and failure.

Clarity only comes when we look back. So if you wait until you have clarity, you'll never find it. Instead, you must move forward even when you feel scared to death. That is when you'll be able to turn the fears that keep you up at night into fuel for your journey.

If you want to experience a breakthrough in your life, then you must find a new cadence that will provide the strength you need to move forward in spite of your doubts, questions, and fears. The rhythm of faith is not hinged upon our circumstances but our willingness to surrender.

In his most insightful work since the debut bestseller, Plan B, Pete Wilson provides a plan for living that will lead you to a place of peace that you've only dreamed about and a life filled with meaning, significance, and satisfaction."

I've not read any other of Pete Wilson's books, and I knew next to nothing about him before picking up this book. I was pleasantly surprised at how well-written and engaging this book was. Pete sprinkles in a lot of modern/trendy/secular type things into the book, like throwing Switchfoot lyrics in the first chapter (okay, okay, they started off as "Christian rock" band, but technically are a secular rock band currently) which helps it appeal to a broader variety of Christians. However, he never backs down from the truth and uses a lot of Scripture throughout the book. Each chapter ends with a review, including key ideas, reflection questions, and "your next step", which is an action you can take based on the chapter. This book is perfectly set up to use in a group study at church or with friends. The cover is perfect and really sells the book. I recommend this one to any Christian who is dealing with life changes or struggling with making their (God-given) dreams come true.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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