Elect to Rise Above

All people are carrying some measure of pain. Emotionally, physically, spiritually, everyone has been hurt or injured somewhere along the line. Some choose to live with intense focus on the discomfort or injustice of it all. Being stuck in the mire isn’t good long-term. Others elect to rise above it, looking for insights into how this can make them more compassionate or how it makes them grow stronger. Be one of those resilient ones today who acknowledges and validates the pain but also moves on. Be the one expressing hope and encouragement for better days. In other words, be My Light and speak My truth. I extend opportunities for peace to all.

#riseabove; #beresilient; #encourageeachother

Your Presence is an Extension of Me

You’ll have what it takes to address the needs of the day. I place you among My people with a directive to show love, hope, and encouragement by sitting attentively with others, validating their experiences, pain, or discouragement. It won’t necessarily be up to you to fix with the right words, though. Just be comfortable pausing to listen without responding at times. Your calm, loving presence will be enough and can be an extension of Me, showing how much you care in a way that words aren’t always needed. I’ll help you figure out what to say and when to say it when you pause to acknowledge My healing ways and ask for guidance. I am with you all, always. 

#youwillbeEquipped; #listentoothers; #notyourstofix; #Godiswithyou

Let Confidence Rule

Remember to concentrate only on today, recalling My assurance that you are right where I need you to be for today’s plan and purposes. When self-doubt tries to creep in and take over your mind, brush it away with a firm stance. Let confidence rule the day, embracing your assets and virtues instead of over-emphasizing minor flaws. Be the encourager, giving off your radiant and positive Light that shines from within. Others are drawn to this Light, and I need and want you at your brightest today.

#IamEnough; #rightforthejob; #betheLight

Your True Value

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

Connecting to Others

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

Further Than You Planned For

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

When You Feel Discouraged

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

Get The Ball Rolling For My Purposes

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

Let Your Heart Be Reassured

‘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.

Trusting & Believing In Your Goodness

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.