I don’t call you to a life that is HARDER. The slowing of your pace or productivity, if done for My Purposes, is totally acceptable. There are times requiring much of your focus and energy, but I am also a God of replenishment. The world’s standards and demands can pull you in many directions, yet I call you to simplify. Ask for My Guidance as you discern when to move and when to rest; when to interact and when to be still. In all things, know that I am God.
Get up. Get going! We have things to do together today! Be ignited and excited by our partnership in the tasks ahead of you. Think of Me as your business partner – equally invested and fully “in” for the long-haul. Don’t get caught up in calculating the return on that investment or worrying about productivity. Take on the work at hand as if it’s mission work: done with love and passion without thinking of the payoff. Whether in big or small tasks, lay it all down at the end of the day, trusting that it’s enough. That’s all I ask of you.
As you get better at slowing down, you will also get better at finding calmness. When pressure and anxiety start to build in your head, take down one piece at a time from the mound of to-dos. Set all else aside, trusting Me to help you find the time to address each thing. I want you to see how effective reliance upon Me can be. Practice this “do one thing” method for an hour and see what we can get done together as you invest your trust in My provision. It doesn’t all have to be done in a day. I’ll supply what you need as you leave the rest to Me.
It’s alright to acknowledge your anger when it arises. In fact, it’s important to pick it up, examine it without judging it as “good” or “bad”, and then set it down at My feet. Let your anger rest there, entrusted to Me so that you can move on. If you keep grabbing it back, I cannot help as much as I’d like. You don’t have to spend so much energy wallowing in fury or petty annoyances. I attend to you and all of your emotions with Grace and healing, calling you to peaceful living.
It’s perfectly okay to enjoy yourself now and then. Go ahead and cut loose a little, letting down your guard. Allow your playful self to emerge. I am not a God of drudgery. Stop begrudging life’s circumstances and let lightheartedness back in today. See how a little fun can ignite your Spirit.
I know how you struggle with finding or maintaining a peaceful state of mind. It feels like there is so much to do and so little time some days. I want you to take off the pressure to perform. The best way to manage that is to intentionally pause and linger in moments. Stop long enough to whisper My name and recognize My calming Presence. Listen for small sounds and focus on the gentle Light I place around you. In this quiet, hushed place you can be refreshed- reminded that you never go it alone. I am with you, equipping you and taking care of the outcomes. You will have all you need.
I have things for you to do today. Let’s get started with a clean slate. Allow yourself to wash off the remains of yesterday so you can start fresh with Me. I will restore your energy and give your motivation an overhaul if you let Me in. Allow Me to be the planner and the provider.