"...when our insecurities begin to dissipate in the arms of love (and it's never a quick process), we may well find that we are less driven and so able to enjoy a simpler, slower life. The ravenous man will continue to feast and slurp (his nose streaming and his eyes watering) at the table of the top chef, while we eat far simpler food, but with greater delight. A. W. Tozer famously said that the most important thing about you is the first thing that comes into your head when you think about God. He was right. It is only as we understand the reality of God's unshakeable love for us that discipline can flourish without becoming legalism and that we can serve Him sacrificially without striving for approval."
-Greig, Pete. The Vow: Re-Discovering Life and Grace. Relevant Books, 2004.