Trying to Be So On Top of Things

There will be time enough for everything. You get so tangled up in worries that you’ll forget an important detail, trying to be so on top of things all the time. Its exhausting watching you strive this way, often mistaking your regimens as being what I ask of you. I call for BALANCE. Rest is part of that balance. You don’t have to fear not being ‘productive’ all the time. Come play with Me and take time to attend to all the facets of yourself. It all fits into My grand plan for you. Find me as you rediscover what you love and unearth treasures you forgot you had all along.

#findyourjoy; #nomoreanxiety; #findbalance; #comeoutandplay

Rest for Your Body, Soul and Mind

You require more rest and balance. For some people this comes naturally and easily, but others like you have to work hard to establish boundaries and carve out time for rest. It may mean setting boundaries with others or boundaries against your relentless self that is so driven to accomplishment and perfection. Ask Me what is most needed today, and acknowledge the places you are vulnerable. I am not a harsh task-master driving you until you are weary in your bones. Don’t let exhaustion overcome you. Find rest for your body, soul and mind with My help. Remember that My first call invites you to peace.

#findrest; #setboundaries; #bekindtoyourself; #youdonthavetobesoperfect

Move at a Relaxed Pace

I am a God of leisure, just as I am a God of work. Take time to notice things around you as you move at a relaxed pace. When you are too busy and hurried, you may miss all the tender gifts I have placed within your sight and reach. Work on silencing your thoughts and listening with all of your senses from time to time. Why do you push yourself so hard? Find the balance I intended for your life and nourish your soul.

#takeiteasy; #slowdown; #findbalance; #nourishyoursoul

Attentive to Needs Beyond Your Own

Today I ask you to concentrate on doing good things for others. It takes effort to listen well, being focused and attentive to needs beyond your own. If you take one interaction at a time, by the end of the day you will be able to see that what was accomplished was enough. Take periods of rest, too. It’s okay to not overextend yourself. I am teaching you dependence upon Me, and learning to pace yourself is part of that education. I desire for you to live in peace, and not to be taking on too much that will overwhelm you. All is and can be well.

#listenup; #youareenough; #leanonGod; #nomoreanxiety

Down Time

Today, pay attention to the gift of “down time”. I generously carve out pockets of time with fewer demands so that you can refocus and rejuvenate. It’s important to let go of the constant pressure to perform. I call you away from this anxious lifestyle to find better balance. Allow yourself to just “be”. Soak in what you see, hear, or taste in the moment. Stay with Me a while in this palace of peace and mindfulness. Observe how calming this is, and how much better you function when you take time out to be still, – even if just for a few moments each day.

#nomoreanxiety; #downtime; #justbe; #findingbalance

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