You have a hard time giving yourself permission to take a break. Even when the break involves communication with Me, you still feel the urge to rush off and ‘be productive’ elsewhere. Cut yourself some slack. Get in tune with the essential nature of finding quiet time with Me. I can make your movement so much more efficient and effortless, but your striving must be for building My kingdom. Any other purpose will make you spin your wheels and burn out your engine. Be ignited for My plans, fueled by quiet thought and prayer time daily. Giving yourself room and permission to pause doesn’t make you a ‘slacker’. It’s essential to become grounded with Me first and foremost.
I have words of inspiration and encouragement for you today. Words of reassurance that I make all things new! Whatever is troubling you or weighing you down, let Me have a go at it. I tear down walls and rebuild bridges. You know Me. Our history shows that I am a God who parts waters, washing the hostility away behind you as I bring you to new ground. Be encouraged, and allow Me to give you vision with a new perspective. I am the God who renews and regenerates. Take it in.
I am your God. Have you forgotten what that means? I am Sovereign, Almighty, Maker of all things. Be careful not to think you are too busy to spend time with Me, or that I don’t want to be bothered with your requests. Nothing is too trivial for Me. Bring every little thing to Me right along with the big stuff. I notice every detail. Let Me scrutinize distractions that you are better off releasing. See My kind eyes tenderly noticing every inch of your face and all of your emotions. I see you worrying that you can’t handle it all. Don’t forget to bring it to Me. Allow Me to love and attend to you deeply today.
As you get better at slowing down, you will also get better at finding calmness. When pressure and anxiety start to build in your head, take down one piece at a time from the mound of to-dos. Set all else aside, trusting Me to help you find the time to address each thing. I want you to see how effective reliance upon Me can be. Practice this “do one thing” method for an hour and see what we can get done together as you invest your trust in My provision. It doesn’t all have to be done in a day. I’ll supply what you need as you leave the rest to Me.
When utter truth comes at you, you may feel it choke in your throat or sting your eyes with tears. Facing the truth can be hard and scary. Admitting it and acknowledging it to others may seem too hard, making you “too vulnerable”, but remember I am with you in everything. I am the way, the truth, and the life. This means I’ll show you the way to live a truthful life. Together we can address whatever is holding you back. You don’t have to be so afraid or isolated in your thoughts and ways. I am a trustworthy God and companion in all things.
You don’t have to numb out with things that aren’t good for you today. Come to Me with your pain or sorrow. Run into My arms of safety and comfort, seeking solace instead of just a diversion from the things that hurt or overwhelm you. Choose food, drinks, and activities that are healthy for you, and pat yourself on the back for electing good self-care. I can help you be in control of those choices. Numbing out makes you stay stuck, and I want to free you. Ask Me to help and I’ll be there instantaneously, giving Grace and strength to recover from old habits.
I see how fatigued you get. That busy head of yours is almost always in over-drive. Park the car for a second and check in with Me. Is everything you are trying to do really a priority when you pass it by My scrutiny? What can you let go of, delegate, or set-aside for another day? Find better balance today by coming to Me to sort things out. I can give you clarity and focus. Remember that I continually offer peace to you. Stop and receive My Grace-filled gift.
The forecast for today doesn’t have to be bleak. Set your mind on higher horizons, with chin up and positive expectations. When you anticipate good things just around the corner, it lifts your mood. Even if you run into miserable circumstances or roadblocks impeding your dreams, remember that I am with you. Together we’ve got this. Pick your feet up as I lead you to higher ground. Have faith that you can step over the mire. I will get you through, on to bigger and better things.
It’s alright to acknowledge your anger when it arises. In fact, it’s important to pick it up, examine it without judging it as “good” or “bad”, and then set it down at My feet. Let your anger rest there, entrusted to Me so that you can move on. If you keep grabbing it back, I cannot help as much as I’d like. You don’t have to spend so much energy wallowing in fury or petty annoyances. I attend to you and all of your emotions with Grace and healing, calling you to peaceful living.
It’s perfectly okay to enjoy yourself now and then. Go ahead and cut loose a little, letting down your guard. Allow your playful self to emerge. I am not a God of drudgery. Stop begrudging life’s circumstances and let lightheartedness back in today. See how a little fun can ignite your Spirit.