A Purpose & A Plan

Linger with Me for a while. Don’t rush off into your day without our time together because you need My love and encouragement to help settle down your anxious heart. All of your worries calm down when you stop long enough to realize I am your God. I am taking care of all your needs. There’s not a single thing I won’t address with and for you. When mini-panics start to arise, hand the details over to Me. Remember I’ve placed you wherever you are today for a purpose and a plan. Muster up confidence knowing I need you right where you are. I’m supplying everything that is essential to get things accomplished lovingly and thoroughly. 

Intentionally Responding to Moments

Keep listening. I am offering words of guidance to you every day. It may come in the form of  an inkling or nudge to call someone. Perhaps I’ll guide you to stop and take notice when a situation comes into focus. Pause and give each your full attention, intentionally responding to these moments. In this way, you can grasp and live the with-God life. I need you in this day for so many reasons. Take hope from this message, knowing you are of great value to Me as part of My loving plan. Be My Presence in the world today. 

Do Life With Me

Nothing else matters but living life with Me. You wonder how to do that when you have so many obligations to attend to. This misperception comes from a limited mindset. I am in and through ALL things, including you and the people, activities, and events you encounter. Learn to recognize Me speaking to you as you do life with Me. I am present, strengthening and accompanying you. My Spirit and Light are woven intricately into your surroundings and tasks. Take comfort in this, reassured that nothing will separate Me from living in and around you. NOTHING. I am beckoning you forward; you don’t have to live in dread anymore. 

Unnecessary Guilt

Getting rid of unnecessary guilt is key to finding peace. Stop thinking you are so responsible for everything. You can’t control the outcomes of every situation, nor do I expect that from you. Work on recognizing when you are taking unnecessary blame on yourself. Sometimes all your effort still produces disappointing results. You can’t fix others emotions. Show that you care through your love, but release the desire to control outcomes. Hand that part over to Me because I know what I’m doing. Be kinder to yourself. I recognize your good intentions, and I love you. 

Pull You Back Into Light

All of that worry and self-criticism is not of My creation nor is it My design for you. I will be with you even through tears being shed. This work to address and overcome anxiety is hard, but oh-so-worth it. As you recognize habits of worry and patterns of critical thought, I can help you sort things out. I am a restorative God. Push out from underneath those dark clouds by grabbing My hand so that I can pull you back into the Light. Make room for My soothing, reassuring words in your head. You are good, valued and lovable. You are Mine! 

Notice Moments

I AM walking with you. Let’s stop along the way, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells  this day offers. So often you rush rush rush through your day, feeling frantic to finish the tasks but missing the opportunities to catch your breath. Marvel at My works and movement all around you. Stop. Breathe. Right here, right now. Allow me to fill you with calm as you notice moments. 

Wide Open to Possibility

Be still for a moment. Recognize the space around you which is wide open to possibility. Anxious thoughts have a way of clouding the view, making it feel small, confined, and stressful. When you lift your eyes beyond that cloud cover, using My perspective to help, you see vast opportunity that awaits you. Take courage in knowing I am with you and FOR you. Together we can seek and find that greater space to live in. It might mean letting go and saying goodbye to things you know deep inside are not life-giving. I can help you face those. You are stronger than you think and can be brave enough to move away from restrictive, hurtful, or confining environments, relationships, or habits. Come where I am calling you: a peaceful place where love presides over all else. 

Embracing the Best

It doesn’t have to be so hard. So many of the things you picture in your head or worry about never come true. Rather than always bracing for the worst, try embracing the best today. Picture things turning out well, and live into this. Know that as a loving God I desire good things for you. They are already on the way! Life with Me, daily, can bring unimaginable and far-reaching joy. 

Use Your Voice

It’s important that you reveal your vulnerable self now and then. Others need to understand your hurt, and you need to give them a chance to comfort you. This is all part of My healing ways. You can trust Me; I will never leave your side. I have already collected every broken fragment. Like a protective parent, I curve My arm around your shoulders, drawing you close to Me. Use your voice today without hardening your heart, and in doing so healing can begin.  I will make you eloquent and clear. Your show of love and acceptance will have deep and lasting impact. I will keep you safe. 

Don’t Agonize Over Decisions

Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together.