Focus On One Thing

You can choose to rise above any darkness that seeks to distract you. Hone in on one thing at a time, mindfully approaching each task and every personal encounter with your full attention to whatever is in front of you in the moment. Do not worry about discerning or controlling a laundry list of things to do. Instead, be receptive to My nudge that brings that one thing into focus. This way you can accomplish My works without getting your feathers ruffled. See how the pressures of life are lessened when you practice the art of mounting up and taking on just one task at a time.

#onethingatatime; #nomoreanxiety; #mindfulness

Change Your Approach to Today

Let this day burst forth like a giant sunrise that makes you stop in your tracks. You can’t help but be wowed in My glory in moments like that. Try viewing your day from that vantage point: taking notice of the marvelous things instead of being blocked by a dreary view of all that tries to make you feel agitated or unhappy. Call upon My Spirit to help you change your approach to this day and the activities I have in store for you. Ask for help to see things as light, manageable, and doable. Put on garments of compassion and tenderness. Laugh out loud at least once today and watch your joy spill out onto others.

#bethejoy; #positivity; #youcandoit; #attitudeadjustment

Just As Lovely With Flaws

All of this striving for perfection is having a reverse effect on you. Unrealistic self-expectations make people more critical and less accommodating. I never ask for perfection from you. Instead, I suggest you come to Me as little children. What child do you know who has never made mistakes or gotten into messes? What child never weeps or gets mouthy or angry on occasion? And yet, their parent loves them. Let Me console you and encourage you, helping build you back up to recognize you are just as lovely with flaws than without any. Those “without flaws” are usually tightly wound, intimidating, and less approachable. Work on taking yourself a little more lightly, allowing truthful expression of emotions and a whole range of them. It’s what makes you alive. Live in the realm of My love without pretenses and a little more in love with yourself today.

#imperfection; #youareenough; #bekindtoyourself; #youareloved

Push the Critic Far Away

Hear Me telling you I am delighted with you! Why do you question and second-guess your every thought and actions with such criticism? That is not how I see you. Your expectation bar may be set a little too high, not allowing room for error and Grace to fill in. Move that bar to a more reasonable, rational, and attainable level. Be kind to yourself in your head, especially as you start to recognize My overwhelmingly unconditional love for you. Bask in this truth, and push the critic far away today, for that voice has no place of belonging in you.

#bekindtoyourself; #nomoreanxiety; #roomforGrace; #reasonableexpectations

Love is the Next Best Thing

Just love. My message to you today is as simple as that. Some use the phrase “do the next best thing”. I can assure you that if your motivation is to show love, it will definitely be the next best thing you can do. It’s important to toss some healthy self-love in the mix, too. Your whole life doesn’t have to be about serving others to the point of depleting yourself. Do what is needed to fill your bucket first, then go out refreshed and ready to live and love well. 

#justlove; #dothenextbestthing; #bekindtoyourself; #showGodslove

Meaningful Work Ahead

Your life here is good. There is meaningful work ahead to be done and to inspire you. Walk with Me today, following Me into every room and activity I lead you into. Watch to see how I demonstrate love and attentiveness toward all, and then emulate My ways. Let inclusion be first in your mind and be swift in your actions to follow. Remember, there is space for everyone.

#spaceforall; #beinclusive; #youhaveapurpose; #Godslove

You Matter

Ponder this in your heart: you matter! You are already forgiven for anything you’ve done wrong in this world, so release the grip that past has on your life. All is well now, and you are free to meet Me here. I send My Holy Spirit to stay with you, so you have a personal guide for how to make daily choices. Talk to Me. Ask My Spirit to help when you feel anxious or troubled. And don’t forget – I am with you FOREVER. You are freed, unshackled, and safe. Whenever you strike yourself down, you wound Me alongside you because we are that intertwined. Use the Power of My Love to build yourself up and others. Your chains are gone and you’ve been set free by My amazing Grace.

#youareenough; #befree; #alreadyforgiven; #nomoreanxiety

Lean Into My Sturdy Frame When You’re Weak

You are going to have bumps and bruises along the way. Everyone does. Knowing Me doesn’t make you immune to them. This is not because I am a cruel, neglectful, abusive, or punishing God. Quite the contrary! People stumble through life’s realities, and there is pain and discomfort that accompanies it by the sheer nature of human existence. But I am the Great Healer, Counselor, and Advocate. I am your Companion, placing healing ointments of grace and peace upon you along the way. I see your tears; I cry along with you. I recognize your worries and irritations, never dismissing them. Find Me, the One who knows you, and lean into My sturdy frame when you are weak. You don’t always have to be strong. Just be faithful and trust the walk we are taking together. You can still find joy.

#strengthinweakness; #GodisHealer; #Godknowsyou; #youcanfindjoy

What We Can Accomplish Together

Instead of resenting the volume or complexity of all the challenges in front of you, try approaching them from My deep well of compassion and love. From those waters you can find strength beyond your imagining, and enrichment from the tasks you complete in this way. I am a God of Love, and I chose you as My companion, not as a “slave”. You are recognized, valued, and Good, and you have the free will to choose this life. If you elect to submit to My Divine purpose for your life today, be amazed by what all we can accomplish together. Regardless of your choice, My Love is always there for you. 

#Godiswithyou; #wecandohardthings; #youarenotalone; #youareGood

Take Each Task and Conversation Before Me

You are attending to many people and things right now. It’s easy to forget My sovereignty over life when you are so busy, – and perhaps misguidedly thinking “it’s all up to you” to handle so much. With discipline of your thoughts, you can learn to take each task and conversation before Me. Acknowledge My Goodness in all your ways so that My divine hand can guide your words and actions. Find a peace-filled day in this practice of the art of submission. I may have given you much to handle on My behalf, but never will I tip the scale of endurance beyond what I will equip you with to take it all on effectively.

#itsnotalluptoyou; #letGoandletGod; #youareenough; #youhavewhatittakes