You have strength and courage beyond that of many. It is your leadership I desire, and you are doing that. There is no need to doubt yourself. Lay your burdens and anxiety on Me. I will not break what I have begun, and I have already started a good work in you. You are pleasing in My sight! That is all that matters: not people’s judgement, criticism, or praise. My song in your heart is all you need. Take heart, for I am always with you.
On the inside you might feel scared or insecure, but I have insulated you with My protective arm. This same arm not only shields, it also lifts you up and moves your forward. Upheld by My strength, you will have what it takes to face uncomfortable situations competently. With Me on your side you can speak and act with confidence. I designed you to be capable, so go forth boldly today. Insecurity and fear will wash away with each step you take.
Yield to My beautiful design for you, full of love and tremendous purpose. You are a good person, so stop questioning that. Smart, thoughtful, capable, loving, – and oh-so-sensitive. I see you trying very hard to make life special and supportive to others. You care, deeply. You, My dear, make a positive difference in the world. Get back on track believing this. Don’t let self-doubt shake this foundational truth about you. Go, – be with others and picture yourself comfortable in these shoes of sociability. Be the personable you I created. Remember who formed you!
Let Me fill you with good words today, -self-talk that builds up rather than tears down. Stop berating yourself in such hurtful and demeaning ways. I want to lavish you with renewed self-confidence, fueled by My Light that is woven into your very being. I designed you with great love and attention to every detail. Let’s work on an inner song with loving lyrics, secretly celebrating who you are for a change. Ruminate on the things you like best about yourself. No more blame and shame or hurtful words. You are My beloved!
You can put your hope in Me. I know you are leery, though. Life circumstances and hurtful encounters have made you retreat into self-protection. When you distance yourself from others, though, you actually distance yourself from Me. Give Me a chance to love you again, – even through others. Draw near and see what happens. My mighty hand of healing and love can work miracles. Start with an ounce of hope and mix it with a splash of belief that things can get better. Allow Me the opportunity to work in your life like that. I am a trustworthy God.
All is well. You don’t have to overthink the day ahead. I have taken care of all the details. It’s all laid out on My God-map for you. You have prepared well enough. Now your task is only to journey slowly with Me, – one step, one hour, one task at a time. Let your focus be on loving others, which is pleasing to Me. Be simple and intentional with your gestures and words. My Way is one of peacefulness and gentleness toward and through you today.
I am with you in your brokenness. It is through the chips and cracks that I can seep in and become a part of you. Acknowledge My Presence in you. Stop feeling like you have to strive for some intangible goal of “worthiness”. See My unconditional love and acceptance reflected back to you when you look in the mirror. Learn to be tender with yourself so that you can mend from unpleasant experiences. Trust My love and acceptance, for this is truth.
You may ask, “Why me, Lord?” Wondering why I chose you or why you are in a particular circumstance; wondering if you are enough, or do you have what it takes. My answer may surprise you. I say you are a perfect fit. I say you are more than enough, – equipped for whatever it takes. I deem you ready and capable. Others will look to you for leadership. Say yes to Me. Offer to be utterly resounded to My will and My plan, and all will unfold as it should.
Let people love you. Take in their kind words of acknowledgement, affection, or even admiration without your usual tendency to rip it all apart with internal self-criticism or outward deflection. I long for you to feel at peace and worthy of love. Reaching a place of self-acceptance requires releasing doubt and old traces of self-hatred. No one else is nearly as hard on you as you are of yourself. Allow My Love and Grace to enter in, deeply washing over your habit of self-rejection with compassion. Try seeing yourself through My eyes that love you unconditionally. I even love on you through others, too. Let us in; don’t close off or deflect genuine affection when it comes your way. Take it in, trusting in the truth of your worthiness.
Don’t get caught up in trying to imagine everything and work it all out in your head. I don’t work that way. Instead, let the worries of today fall away for a second as you face Me in your mind. Take a deep breath and continue to seek My face. You don’t have to fear what I’m going to say. My words are always of reassurance. You are okay – and loved. I’m right here beside you and am never going to leave your side. Let’s step into today together, trusting that I’ve made you ready and equipped you for any tasks or encounters that take place. I can and will help you focus, giving you right words to say when the time comes. You can be brave with Me at your side.