Know that you belong to Me. This means you are loved, welcomed, secure, and wanted. You “fit”. Concentrate on remaining with Me at all times. I care about you and long for you to be attentive to Me all hours of the day. When you are fretting and punishing yourself, you have your back to Me. All you need to do is turn around and run into My arms, which are outstretched and waiting to encompass you. Let Me caress away your fears as a loving, tender, reachable parent or partner. Allow Me to remind you that you belong; you are not an outsider. See Me all around you: I am tender, kind, and even fun. Choose to laugh with Me today in this place where you fit and “I get you”.
I equip you. I, in all My might and majesty, have called you to these places. See what wondrous things are being done! You make people feel special and I need your presence doing what comes naturally to you. You can trust that I am using your gifts right where you are. Pray. Come to Me when you feel anxious; see that I don’t judge you nearly as hard as you judge yourself. I accept and love you for who you are.
You can still find rest in the mix of busy to-do’s. Remember, though, that it is easier to find Me in the stillness than in the hectic craze of activity. I want to “Wow” you with My delights, – but you must be moving slowly enough to catch them. Take one thing at a time, and delight in each small step or task. Pause, then notice Me and My gifts to you in beauty, simplicity, life, and Light. There is time enough for everything. Pace yourself to allow room for Me.
Guard your heart against resentment. Be set free by My Grace alone. You can release the hurt into My capable hands. I will address your need for healing as well as their need for more compassion. Make My world better today by walking with peaceful steps. Breath in My Nooma – My Spirit – trusting that I am capable and present. No good deed goes unnoticed by Me.
Ultimately, I am the One with you. Yes, Me- the Great I AM! The fact that I am your God is no small truth. Why allow yourself to be so anxious when the opportunity to grasp the enormity of My Presence is with you always? I’m not just hanging out occasionally. Call upon Me, then listen. I will guide you. Watch for Me every day and thank Me for the circumstances I have already changed for you. Don’t listen to the false one trying to lure you back to places of distrust, anxiety, or despair. You never have to be afraid because I will help you handle anything that comes your way. I am a God who saves, and I love you dearly.
You are faithful and talented, – so talented!, – but you are only one person. Serve for Me and for My Good. My Good is when you touch the lives of others, – sometimes in a passing hello, other times in more attentive conversations or complicated activities. My Good abounds everywhere! Take a portion of it in today because I give My Good for you, too. I’m not a demanding God who only asks you to serve, serve, serve. Today you can receive, too. In fact, any day you can receive; this isn’t selfish. Insulate yourself against worry by taking time with Me daily and absorbing My gifts to you in the form of rest, quiet time, and help from others. I do not ask for your weariness. Fill your own well by first spending time with Me, receiving My Joy. Let it surprise you with how easy and satisfying it is to find once you recognize My Presence.
You belong. So often you question this, – filled with worry that you do not fit in or that you will always be an outsider. This is simply not true! I designed you with supreme value. Your worth cannot be measured by others reactions to you. I still call you to connect and be involved. Work on trusting that you are an essential part of every group or situation you encounter today. You belong exactly where I’ve placed you, and you are meant to be with those you interact with. Feel safe knowing My love for you never fails. Don’t judge yourself or others with such harshness. Relax and be yourself. It’s OK! I’m right there with you, always.
Allow yourself to rest. In the tasks ahead, you will be able to calm down and refocus. The previous day was good – exactly as I had planned. Trust that My hand was all over it, – and in YOU. Your Goodness was needed there, and I always equip you with enough to meet the need. This is what I call collective Goodness: with others contributing so well while you also do you part and they do theirs. See how it all comes together unto My Good. I wish you would trust your positive role here rather than ruminating in worry. I know that you know it is there; the secret is to trust in this truth and in My design. Breathe this in: I am with you and in you. It is enough.
There is a lot clouding your mind: little details, daily agendas, rehashing previous events and conversations. Try closing your eyes and focus instead on taking deep, slow breaths. Block out the noise of thoughts vying for your attention by noticing cool air streaming in through your nose and deeply reaching to the bottom of your lungs. Picture all of the junk – the physical aches and stress, the mental worries and frustrations, – being exhaled out. Do this slowly and intentionally for a few minutes. You cannot help but begin to notice My Light and warmth replacing the grayness. Allow this to draw you to a place of contentment. I am Light. I am fresh air and new breath. Become aware of My constant, loving Presence vying for your attention, too, and hold on to this loving truth.
You are more eager than you may realize. I know your habits of worrying, but I also see this wall of fretting about everything. Beyond that wall is My eager, playful, enthusiastic child – the one who wants to experience, explore, and find awe. Anxiety tries to invade and take over, pulling a shroud of dread over the start to your day. Push off that cover intentionally. Look for My face of reassurance and encouragement. We have things to do, places to go, people to see, – TOGETHER. Ask Me for help to pull back the covers of worry so that you can start your day with delight. I am a trustworthy God, and I designed you for eagerness, not dismay.