It’s too easy to focus on little hurts you’ve experienced, but I don’t want you to get caught up in that mess. The smallest offense tends to tumble downhill, building up into giant imaginings of being judged and criticized. Don’t fall into that trap again. Quickly release the offense, reminding yourself you don’t have to take it personally. Ask Me for help to let things roll off your back. Be reminded that I love you no matter what. You are always welcome at my table regardless of the opinions or actions of others. Release the hurt and run into My arms instead.
I recognize your weariness and the emotion that accompanies it. Your anxiety and stress, – sometimes including sadness or irritability, – leave you feeling overwhelmed. Press on. Come to Me with all of it and rest a while by My side. Let the tears fall. Then, after you have been able to share the load with Me, rise up. Notice that I don’t stay seated, pushing you away while saying “Just get going”. No, – I rise with you. We’ll press on together. We can handle anything this way. Let’s take it slowly, – one day, one hour, one moment at a time.
You will get your “drive” back. Sometimes I call you to slow down, and even to stop. I don’t mean for you to entirely back out of life and all of its commitments. Balance is the key and pausing to spend time with Me daily is the fuel you need. Fill up on My reassurance and love for you. Take in gallons of encouragement. My ways are gentle and kind, and I want you to treat yourself well with the same intention. Put the brakes on when anxiety and self-hatred try to take the driver’s seat. Order them to get out of the car; they don’t belong there. Let Me take over, steering you in the right direction. My ride is meant to be safe and slow, giving you ample time to take in the scenery.
Simplicity is where it’s at. As you de-clutter your surroundings and your head, you make room for you and I to be together more. When thoughts are clouding your mind and decision-making feels super challenging, picture yourself getting rid of them one by one. Take out each worry and each plan, reviewing them before Me and examining what needs to be kept and what can be discarded. Try ridding yourself of at least one thing today, physically or spiritually. Put time with Me back in it’s place. As you make room for My Presence and stay awhile with Me, peace will fill the gaps.
I am sovereign over your life. Allow Me to be in charge of every aspect – the work of your hands, the words from your mouth, the inspiration from your heart, and the creativity of your mind. You and I are fluid, flowering, intermingled as One. Grasp your importance as you identify with Me, knowing that I wipe the slate clean with a fresh start. Put on your best attitude, open to what I have in store for this day. Do everything in partnership with Me.
“Timing is everything”. My timing is mystical. I’m not random with My purpose, though. Sometimes I nudge you boldly into action, and other times I hold you back from change until I know you are ready. The events in your life may also be created for the benefit of OTHERS, not necessarily your own. Take joy in trusting My divine crafting of your life events. Try not to disdain your circumstances. I know what I am doing, and there will be benefit for you in due time.
Aim to be well within your soul and peace will follow you. Come and explore a future with Me. Find adventure, consolation, – a world brimming with spectacular beauty. Be inspired through trusting in My Good plans for you. Start your day conversing with Me and end it thanking Me. This is a new day dawning. Wake Up! Remember that the Great I AM is with you, moment by moment.
Stop being so brutal on yourself. Daily you are learning how to draw closer in awareness of My Presence. I am the constant in your life, – omnipotent, all-encompassing, and REAL. Live in My Love; forgive, embrace your tenderness, and be thankful. Entrust yourself, flaws and all, into My loving arms. It’s OK to cut yourself some slack.
Set your mind on Me and your heart will follow. The human mind is complex – created to process a multitude of stimuli all at once, yet equally capable of honing in on only one thought as needed. What you invest your concentration on can result in fruitfulness or destruction. I call out to you longing for a deep, true, conversational relationship with Me. Oh, if today you could reciprocate that yearning! Turn your heart toward home. I can lift you out of turmoil and help you gain new perspective.
Seek God’s way. Put your mind on it and your heart will follow. When you don’t invite My Presence into your choices this can pull you astray and lead you down paths that bring empty results. God’s outcomes are what you can strive for, and in so doing you can find richness in Spirit and wealth in peace of mind. To truly find satisfaction you need to find satisfaction in what it is to strive for a life completed by the fullness of God and My Goodness. Erase your doubt of My love for you and seek first the kingdom of God.