You think I haven’t been speaking to you much lately, but this isn’t true. Every time you experience a nudge encouraging you to challenge your self-critical talk, it is my voice of loving reassurance telling you of your true value and worth. When you hear a gentle reminder of “do not fear”, it is Me saying, “I’ve got this”, “It’s not all up to you”, and “You aren’t in trouble”. When you are riddled with worry, turn to My face of love and concern for you. I have you cupped in the palm of My ever-capable hands. I delight in you! And I want only Good things for you, not dismay. Come to Me,- daily, hourly, – and see that all is and will be well; for I am yours and you are Mine.
#Godiswithyou; #youareworthy; #itsnotalluptoyou
You need not be shy today. Speak up and be bold. Don’t be afraid to share honestly and show your vulnerability. Connecting to others sometimes requires risk, but I am always your safety net, so don’t worry about what impression you are making. I’ll take care of that, impressing the hearts of others with what most needs to resonate. Your voice, lifted up for My Purposes, is lilting, uplifting, and lovely. I need you present, attentive, and exposed for the Good and benefit of all.
#bebold; #nomoreanxiety; #oktobevulnerable
I am whispering to you. So often My lambs do not hear My voice but it is there, beckoning them to safer ground and providing affection, encouragement, and understanding. Sometimes that safer ground is higher ground, – one that calls you to make harder steps or pushes you further than you planned for, – but it is always worth the effort. The sights and peacefulness this higher ground brings is far more satisfying than the immediate, fleeting pleasures that tug at you and try to distract or misguide you along the way. My way is steady and sure. Take the high ground today at all costs. When the steps seem steep, challenging, or unsteady, I will take your elbow. I never let go of you. Join Me in the direction I prefer and have designed for you. Even when My lambs stray off the intended path, My hand is outstretched and waiting to guide them home.
#beyourbestself; #youcandoit; #Godhasbigplansforyou; #takethehighroad
It’s okay to not be happy all the time. On those days when you feel sad or discouraged, treat yourself extra gently, – just as I would. Attend to your needs like you would a sick child: encouraging rest, offering something cool to drink, tenderly stroking their head and praying for them to get better. Lean into hope that things are on the mend and lighter, easier days are ahead. In fact, cling to this hope as your lifeline of truth, because I am here.
#chinup; #bekindtoyourself; #thingswillgetbetter; #hopeinGod
You know what to do. Start your day by trusting that that just showing up will get the ball rolling for My Purposes to be fulfilled. I will fill your pitcher with enough sustenance, and as you pour out your offering of self it will enrich others. You have enough and ARE enough. Attend to the needs by using your gifts of hospitality and encouragement. Find the Spirit of JOY bringing light to this dark season.
#trustinGod; #youareenough; #useyourtalent
‘Do not let your heart be discouraged’. Your emotions are real, and allowable. Difficult times will swell up now and then, and it’s reasonable and normal to feel things like distress, anxiety, sadness, or annoyance. By the phrase ‘do not let your heart be discouraged’, I am not saying don’t feel discouragement. Instead, I am guiding you to still acknowledge the truth of how you feel, but to also place it before Me to help you handle. I’m asking you to not let it rule your day or consume your thoughts. Instead, ‘let your heart be reassured’: I’m here, and I’m with you and for you, always.
Oftentimes, you hide deep self-criticism, disappointment, and inaccurate accusations against yourself in your thoughts. Your sincere desire to encourage, connect with, and uplift others should also be applied to your self-talk. Your passionate heart for equity and inclusion is super evident and others are drawn to you by it. That is the truth…not all the other anxious messages which try to erode your Light. Letting Me lead the way, use your time of interaction to be the Light I’ve designed and set in you, and don’t forget to enjoy it bouncing back as My Spirit dances from person to person.
You are so hard on yourself sometimes. I don’t judge you harshly, My beloved child. That part you must own and work to change. I call you to face your world-damaged heart, recognizing the inaccurate criticism blown out of proportion, and eliminate those hurtful and shaming ways you speak to yourself. Ask Me to help you reach in to be reassured and consoled. Love of self does not mean being selfish or egotistical. Rather, love of self is a call to recognize your Divine beauty; your inherently unique traits and attributes I wish to be confidently utilized and cherished. Choosing to love yourself honors Me. You are sacred and valued.
Your ability to connect to others comes from within, so use genuine conversation and reflect My Light of Love and Hope through your eyes and warm words. This comes naturally to you when you allow yourself to invest faith in My design. Believe in your inherent Goodness and trust your capacity to influence the world in positive ways today. No vision of that is too big or too small. Take full advantage of the opportunities I place before you to lovingly and brightly impact the world around you.
Do you know how much you are needed in the world? Do you recognize how others look to you for affirmation and encouragement? Do you see how I am at work not just in and for you, but also through you? Therein lies the truth. You are oh-so-valuable. You belong. You fit in and have a place and a purpose like no other. So much of your anxiety stems from doubting this. Ask My Spirit to help wash away the needs and fears so you can interact from a place of peaceful confidence today. Watch as Goodness unfolds naturally when you trust in being My creation with a purpose that suits you perfectly.