Trying to Measure Up is Exhausting

Truly, I urge you to take the pressure off. Subtly and pervasively, you have been ingrained to be constantly doing, ‘performing’, accomplishing, and ‘succeeding’. It must be exhausting, always trying to measure up to self-imposed standards of perfection. My expectations are radically different. Certainly I appreciate your effort, drive, and skills; but I also appreciate quiet time spent with Me, without agendas. Practice a spiritual aim of being present in the moment, and perhaps less time-oriented. Just “be”, and see the benefit of My peace descending as a result.

#notsoperfect; #mindfulness; #Godspeace; #nomoreoverachieving

Chip Away at that Self-Critical Veneer

Keep listening. Listen harder, – deeper, – until the truth comes piercing through. My love for you craves to break down the walls your inner critic has built up, breaking through the shame, guilt, and regrets. The past is in the past. Let’s chip away at that self-critical veneer until you find yourself at peace within. Once you can accept and embrace yourself as someone worthy of attention, kindness, and love, you will be more at ease around and accepting toward others. Anxiety will melt away. You can make amends as needed, but you also don’t have to spend your life being so apologetic all the time. Seek peace and follow after it by assuming a posture of self-acceptance.

#loveyouself; #nomoreanxiety; #worthyoflove

Find Balance and Direction

Listen to the truths surfacing in your heart. I am calling you to pay attention to true self-care, which involves finding balance between activity and stillness. Already you are seeing the  benefits of this quiet time spent with Me. Simplify your life. Take time to reflect on what is most important to you vs. how you are spending your time. I speak to you on a gut-level like that. Honoring Me doesn’t mean overextending yourself, nor does it mean giving up what you enjoy. I designed you with likes and dislikes for a reason and a purpose. Ask Me to help you find balance and direction as you follow what gives you passion. That is My gift to you.

#followyourdream; #balanceiskey; #GodsPlanisGood

I Will Care for You Forever

Listen to Me: while not every day and moment may feel inspired, I have an important message for you. You can trust Me because I love you and I will care for you forever! There are no gaps in time when I’m not attending to you, or lapses as if I’ve gone away. Though you may mistakenly feel alone and floundering occasionally, I am fully present even then. Imagine how much more calm and confidently you would handle difficulties if you were only aware of My loving Presence supporting and guiding you at all times. It is difficult to keep that kind of awareness up 100% of the time, so do what you can to remind yourself to look up, child. I am with you and for you, ALWAYS.

#foreverfriend; #youareneveralone; #Godiswithyou

The View Up Ahead is Spectacular

You are the “right person” in the “right place” at the “right time”. Trust Me on this. I love you and I won’t steer you wrong. Remember that My timing is not always in line with what you envision, but that doesn’t mean all is for naught. When doubt creeps in and you start to get anxious, turn back to Me for reassurance. Keep climbing those mountains. The view up ahead is going to be spectacular.

#spectacularview; #youareenough; #trustinGod

Try Being Playful

Try being playful today! Don’t worry so much about how you look or how you come across to others. Just enjoy life in a more carefree way. My Spirit likes it when you dance and laugh. I created you with an ability to have some fun. It’s not “silly” or embarrassing. Being lighthearted is essential for renewal. See how this choice helps you manage your anxiety better. Let down your guard and play!

#goplay; #letdownyourguard; #beLighthearted

Hopeful Anticipation

Keep hopeful anticipation as your mindset today. Remind yourself all day long that I have good things in store – fun things, resolutions, problem-solving, and making all things manageable. Be the impetus for positivity, – a springboard for others to feel motivated by and to be part of things. Be inclusive. You will lead by shining example when you trust in Me and have My good aim for your life and all you are involved with.

#positivity; #behopeful; #GodisGood

To Love, Honor, and Cherish

This day calls for reverence. To revere Me is to love, honor, and cherish our relationship. When you can acknowledge My sovereign might over all the earth, I can fill you with a sense of awe. Take delight in My Goodness and My reign over you, allowing Me to alleviate all that worry or fear of unworthiness. Let Me show the abundance of goods and opportunities ahead, helping you anticipate joy and gratitude for many blessings.

#GodisGood; #nomoreanxiety; #youareworthyoflove

Smooth Away the Tension

The world is full of busy-ness. I call you to a place of calm and stillness so you can sense how near I am. While things around you clamor for your attention, I sit and wait patiently for you to turn your gaze to Me. Seek My compassionate and reassuring eyes, waiting to receive you with total love. Allow Me to smooth away the wrinkles and tension of the world, helping you to stop feeling so bad about yourself all the time. Let’s wash those things away, taking responsibility for whatever interactions need to happen to repair hurts, seek forgiveness, or release your self-blame. Breathe deeply, knowing I make all things new. Turn to Me and become repaired, whole, and freed.

#nomoreanxiety; #wholeagain; #freetobeloved

Be Still and Small

Be still and small today. It’s okay to not be “big” and grown-up all the time. Dependence on Me is a good thing! Today, try seeing life through the eyes of a child – open with wonder and amazement at all things around you. Anticipate joy. Picture good things about to happen as you spend your day with Me. You have no idea what I have in store for you; let Me surprise you! Throw cynicism out the door and be open to new things.

#childliketrust; #beamazed; #anticipatejoy; #goodthingscanhappen