Why do you see yourself as “undeserving” or disappointing to Me? Do you think I am counting up pluses and minuses with your every thought and action, tallying them, and only when you are “ahead” will you be worthy of My love and delight in you? I embrace you without accomplishments, – even when you are resting. I want you to practice doing LESS until you can solidly recognize My Love stays regardless of imperfections or outcomes. I love you, flawed and human as you are, -even when you are emotional or moody. Linger with Me in stillness and idleness, allowing your innermost self to realize the depth of My love for you. You never have to “do” or “be” a certain way to earn My love.
Think of the word “softness” today. You can tread lightly wherever you walk, – not driven to impose on others but being gently present instead. I am not hard on you, but you often are on yourself. It hurts when Me when you do that and I ache for you to show more self-compassion, too. Try going softly today – especially lightening up on the self-criticism. You are loved fully by Me, exactly as you are.
I put you smack dab in the middle of these situations because you are ready and you are needed. From the moment you wake up I ignite you with something new and different. Stop doubting your worth. Walk with Me. Let’s encounter life together. Be drawn in both by the Goodness and the needs. Every day is brand new.
I know who you are and how you work, – even better than you know yourself. You don’t have to worry about what other people are thinking anymore. As you are receptive to My will and My plans, you will find calm and confidence. When you choose an attitude of acceptance and gratitude, your eyes will be opened and your ears will be able to hear. Be open to possibility and to extending your hands as the day dawns. I will be with you every step of the way. Let’s celebrate life together. You can leave doubt by the wayside.
Look at how comfortable you are when you take time to sit in My Presence. All the cares of the world seem to wash away, at least briefly. I see your anxiety start to rise as you picture moving into your day, facing a multitude of tasks and encounters with others. This is why I teach you to cling to Me. Like a scared or overwhelmed toddler entering a new place, I will pick you up, comfort you, and carry you in… setting you down and urging you to go interact with others when I deem you are ready. You can look back over your shoulder at any time and be reassured that I am still here, – watching, present, and safe within reach. Go forth with confidence, knowing we are always together. You are Mine.
I see your struggle with finding motivation. I have the power to ignite you. Ask Me to fill you with a desire to fulfill the purpose and plans I have in store for you. Look for My Spirit alive in you, – able to equip you with a zest for living and a desire to get going today. Tell Me that you choose to live well for Me. I love hearing that! I will support and uplift you each time you choose to say YES.
Why are you so down on yourself? Don’t you know My mighty love for you yet? You are CHERISHED by Me. Pluck your head up and let Me tilt your chin toward My gaze. It is not a look of consternation that I give to you. Behold My utter love – unconditional! – for you. Stop placing so much demand on yourself to perform and accomplish all the time. You need more time standing in front of Me while you learn to recognize the truth. Shed the habits of self-blame and self-criticism. Replace them with a new habit of intentionally receiving My ultimate Grace, Love, and forgiveness. You are my lovable child no matter what.
Enter this day with eyes wide open to behold My creation with wonder. Don’t jump too far ahead with planning & worry. All that stress and teeth-grinding is not good for you. I want what is best for you! You’ll be able to accept this more readily as you walk with trust for My timing of all events. Enjoy what I place in your day, engaging all of your senses.
Your mind is foggy and weighed down. Picture Me instead. Focus your thoughts on an image of Me standing lovingly in front of you, inviting you in to the day as I put my arm around your shoulder and guide you through each doorway. You have no idea what’s in store, but I do. Let’s head into the unknown together with peaceful and even joyful anticipation of all we will encounter.
I am not a dismissive God. The things you think about are not considered too trivial for My listening ear. Let Me love your tender heart and anxious thoughts today. Please don’t view Me as a critical judge of you. Instead, see Me as a compassionate, attentive, and accepting God. Only then can you begin to release the things that bind you. Using skillful hands, I’ll help sort things out. Let Me take over your worries about the hard stuff so that you can concentrate with peace of mind. Focus only on that which is placed before you today, letting Me take care of the rest.