I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.
You are ready. (More ready than you know). I have been leading, guiding, and strengthening you to prepare you for this day and the tasks before you. You must take this part one day at a time; don’t try to jump ahead. These days cannot be skipped over. There is a process to go through. You are no stranger to good-byes, which are also part of the journey. Lean on Me. My hands are upon your shoulders, giving encouragement, reassurance, and a gentle nudge forward – but My hands never fully release you. I stay in direct contact with you at all times. Move ahead with Me in holy trust.
Get out of the boat. Grab My hand and do not let go. Stop clinging to what you think is “safe”. I AM YOUR SAFETY NET. I have so many things destined for you, but you need to be willing to take the leap of faith into new waters. You are a leader by My design and I have been shaping and preparing you, step by step, for what will come next. All anyone needs from you is love. Love those around you today, and this will relieve your anxiety, too. Say yes, and don’t look backwards.
Do not cling to the things that stress you out. When you mull them over and over, thinking you must solve everything all at once, you become tangled up. I don’t want you to start your day with bundles of worry. Let Me help unravel you, one thing at a time. You will see how insignificant these stressors can be once My Light shines on them and things start to fall into place – either resolved or released into My care. I call you to peace, but you must lean upon Me! Trust My almighty hand at work in your life. This does not mean I will make all things easy, – but I do make all things manageable and help them work together for Good. Look for the Good in this day with small reassurances that I am present. My hand is indeed at work!
I know what you are wrestling with. You don’t have to try and hide these things from Me. (That only serves to separate you from Me). You need Me in the midst of these thoughts, shedding Light on darkened areas. Set it fully upon My table, offering it up to Me to handle instead of continuing your wrestling match on your on. I know your desire for love, attention, and passion. These are important to Me, too. Trust Me with this: all things in their own time. I cherish you beyond belief, and long for you to feel My love and experience My kind of success in your days.
I see you, and I know your heart. You are weary from the frenzied thoughts always trying to plan for the unexpected, control the unknown, and fix things beyond your control. You are tired of bracing yourself for difficult encounters so often. You desire peace and reconciliation, but both feel beyond your grasp. Hear Me reminding you that you simply do not have to bear or do all of this on your own. Rest your weary head on My all-capable, consoling shoulders. Lean in to Me with your wounded, anxious heart. I am the Giver of all Good, and I intend to mend the torn tapestry within your life. I want your beautiful, colorful, intricate fabric to be on full display, brightening the room. The few frayed edges merely speak of a life well-worn. There is nothing to hide, nothing you have to keep bracing for all alone. Use My grace to find strength and confidence within.
I call you to BIG THINGS. Don’t be overwhelmed! Every day leads you on clearer paths to the work you’ve been destined by Me to do. When I open doors, it’s because you are ready. My timing is perfect, so walk or leap with complete faith and trust. There’s no need to feel tentative or hesitant. By trusting Me with all that is in store, you can boldly move forward. The anxious ways of your former mind can melt away in My trusted hands of healing and hope.
I am a gentle God. Do not mistake My gentleness for lacking in power, because I still am the Great I Am who can accomplish all things. I may be calling you to sort out your priorities, releasing things that aren’t worth your time in My eyes as I help you determine what’s important. In a quiet space, hear My forgiveness. Let go of hurt. I can help you find the peace you so desire. In the quiet you will find renewal, clarity, and strength to do what is right and good.
There is so much activity all around you and in your busy head. Things to do at work and home, resounding noise in social media and news headlines, unanticipated interruptions. I call you to the quiet. It’s so important to carve out this time for us. Take time intermittently during the day to quietly spend time with you and I together, communicating and listening. This intentional pause button is the best and only way to replenish you. Without it, you can easily become derailed into thinking everything is all up to you. Worry stems from this misnomer. Release every single piece of your life into My hands to determine the direction for you today.
Return to Me again and again. When you are feeling fearful about meeting expectations, when you experience tension or irritability rising, or when you just need to breathe, return, seeking My face and My peace. I am your ever-present Lord and friend. I can help shift your perspective, giving you clarity on what to focus on vs. what you can release. Be confident that you are meeting My expectations for you. Breathe, and trust Me that we are in on all of this together.