You Long for Time Alone and Rest

I know your heart and its ways – how you long for time alone and rest. I see how you push yourself to accomplish many things as you interact with others daily. I have plans in store that account for your abilities as well as for your needs. Seek balance between giving of your time and finding rest. The ebb and tide of life’s demands requires that you take time to replenish. It’s important to make time to observe and gear up as well as to extend yourself. Like tidal waves that reach the shore then retreat for a while, only to roll back again later, I will give you enough energy to accomplish each task for My purposes. I will shed light on what to pursue in your heart, and will also supply rest and refreshment. Step slowly, watching for My hand in your day’s plans. Feel the Spirit’s flow of extending, reaching, and then retreating. Rest in My perpetual call to love and to rest.

#findrest; #taketimeout; #givingandreceiving; #balance

When Others Disappoint or Irritate You

You can treat others kindly, giving them respect and dignity even when they disappoint or irritate you. Take a deep breath before choosing your words in response to those you find personally challenging. Then, acknowledge what they have to say, even if you disagree. Do this first, and try to listen without judging. Ask Me for help when being kind and respectful is hard for you. Bring the offense you’ve experienced to Me and ask for My help to be understanding in response. You don’t have to hide your difficult emotions from Me. I get it. Let Me validate you when others cannot out of pride or ego. I will help you with perspective and with what to say in response. Remember, love always wins out in the end. Choose loving-kindness over being “right”.

#lovingkindness; #youdonthavetohide; #choosedignity; #berespectful

Go With Confidence and Humility

You can do it! I’ve prepared you for this day. Let the power of My purpose living through you knock the socks off those you encounter. Nothing can stand against what I have in store when you and I are working in tandem. Nothing! Throw fear out the door when it tries to get in the way. Go with confidence and humility, with no “greater than” or “less than” comparison warranted. You can be both kind and competent at the same time. That, indeed, is where the power of a with-God life resides. 

#youareenough; #beconfident; #nocomparisons

Better Balance

You know when you’ve overdone it. Excessive activity and busy-ness leaves you stressed, fatigued, and crabby. Indulge in some R & R and consider this a Godly move. Choosing to invest in down time for rest will lead to better balance to build up your emotional and spiritual reserves. I need you to be well-balanced, not strung out on overdrive. Honor Me by honoring My design of what brings you joy and peace. Hear My call to give you rest and pleasurable activities These are part of My plan for you, too.

#findbalance; #dontoverdoit; #nomoreanxiety

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

Down Time

You will have the strength for what you need to do, but don’t neglect your need for rest, also. Down time is just as important as accomplishing tasks. Don’t overwork yourself. So many times I watch you striving so hard for goals which I have not set for you. I design your days with bits and pieces of a much bigger picture. Although you cannot envision that as fully as I do, I simply ask you to listen to My call and trust My guidance along the way. I will not push more upon you than you can reasonably carry. Examine your plans to see what is designed by Me vs. what is designed by the world. Reduce or eliminate tasks that bury you with needless stress, worry, or anxiety. I don’t want to exhaust your reserves. Trust that I will help you carry that which is truly important, then rest accordingly when the day is done.

Your Busy Head Needs Time Off

I need all of you. Not just a little bit like leftovers after a full meal has been dished out. I want your whole self committed to Me: your work time and your leisure. Part of giving Me your whole self means paying attention to how you find balance. I call you to intentionally set aside time for rest and for “play” because your busy head needs time off. Fill your cup with My reservoir of love by spending time with others you enjoy and who love you back. See what this can do to renew your heart.

Release the Pressure of What-Ifs

As you stop long enough to truly listen for Me, My Grace sweeps in like the rush of fresh air when you crack open a window. The heat of tension and stress escapes out a little at the same time. I aim to soothe you as much as to guide you. I call you to peace. Find balance by slowing your pace and accepting today as it is. Release the pressure of “what-ifs” and “how to’s”, aiming to be present in the moment and trusting My work in your life. Take one thing at a time and crack that window open as often as you can remember to breathe. I am with you and there for you.

Stop Pushing Yourself to the Limit

I will love you for all time, no if’s, and’s or buts. You may be making things harder in your mind than they need to be. Stop your crazy-making ways of striving all the time, as if pushing yourself to the limit somehow pleases Me. That is distorted thinking. Yes, I call you to action – but not action that causes you to burn out. Daily I encourage you to BE STILL and know Me. This time of quiet is necessary to rejuvenate your Spirit. By connecting with Me each morning you can reap the benefit of enhanced awareness of My constant companionship throughout the day. I never leave your side, even when you aren’t ‘being productive’. My love for you is unending. 

Hand Over All That Clenches You

I am able to help you take better care of yourself. You don’t have to live in constant overdrive, numbing out with food or cluttered activity. I offer Grace to wash over all your troubles and concerns. Once your mind is eased with My assistance, it frees you to make better choices on what fills your body, mind, and schedule. Come to Me. Relax your jaw and hand over all that clenches you. Breathe in My Light and reassurance that I will make the way for today clear to you. You can rely fully on Me.