When Doug first started counseling, he was an expert at beating himself up. He was unbelievably quick at finding fault with who he was and what he did. As quick as he was to find fault, he expected a similar velocity at finding a fix.
Anxious people can become consumed with the helplessness they feel in a what-if world. In a what-if world, disasters wait around every corner.
Your consistency in living a godly life is more important than a single past transgression. So, when you make a mistake, feel the anger, fear, or guilt, admit it, confess it, make amends, and move on — fast!