Faithful Expectation

You feel the pressure of the clock ticking and finding enough time to do everything that is needed. I get it. But carving out time like this with Me can really help your use of time to be more efficient. When you calm yourself in My reassuring Presence, it enables you to think more clearly and focus on what is most needed in the present moment. Resist the urge to examine your whole list because that just stirs up panic. Turn to Me and remind yourself of My reliable involvement. Tell yourself, “All is well.” I have a plan that unfolds perfectly for you, just one piece at a time. Take one step, pause, look to Me, and then another….soon, you will be further ahead. Use faithful expectation in how I have equipped you for all you need to live well.

#timeenoughforeverything; #nomoreanxiety; #Godisreliable; #expectGoodthings

Recognizing Your Limitations

You do not know everything. It’s important that you begin to recognize this fact, and  lift some of those ridiculously harsh self-expectations off your shoulders. I am accompanying you daily, and I reveal all you need to know in a given moment. Recognizing your limitations and humbly admitting them is actually an asset. The less self-reliant you become, the more you can depend on Me and find My peace. You worry far too much about what others will think of you. When you try to be all-knowing, this actually pushes others farther away. Learn to embrace your shortcomings so that I can draw you closer to Me and to others.

#leanonGod; #youareenough; #nobodyisperfect; #worthyoflove

What Are You Thirsty For?

You don’t have to miss a thing. However, many of the things you are trying to juggle may be exactly what is throwing you off. What are you pursuing these days: Perfection? Notoriety? Worth? Possessions? Relief from discomfort? A problem-free life? It’s easy to be distracted by these things, which are often unrealistic and will not inherently satisfy. Sit with Me and be fully present to our relationship first. I am drawing you to a different well. Seek Me first, and find Me with you, attentive to all of your needs and wants. I may refine your desires, but I see them all and I love you enough to send My well of living water. I know what you are thirsty for.

#nosuchthingasperfect; #youareloved; #nomoreanxiety; #cometotheWell

Just As Lovely With Flaws

All of this striving for perfection is having a reverse effect on you. Unrealistic self-expectations make people more critical and less accommodating. I never ask for perfection from you. Instead, I suggest you come to Me as little children. What child do you know who has never made mistakes or gotten into messes? What child never weeps or gets mouthy or angry on occasion? And yet, their parent loves them. Let Me console you and encourage you, helping build you back up to recognize you are just as lovely with flaws than without any. Those “without flaws” are usually tightly wound, intimidating, and less approachable. Work on taking yourself a little more lightly, allowing truthful expression of emotions and a whole range of them. It’s what makes you alive. Live in the realm of My love without pretenses and a little more in love with yourself today.

#imperfection; #youareenough; #bekindtoyourself; #youareloved

Push the Critic Far Away

Hear Me telling you I am delighted with you! Why do you question and second-guess your every thought and actions with such criticism? That is not how I see you. Your expectation bar may be set a little too high, not allowing room for error and Grace to fill in. Move that bar to a more reasonable, rational, and attainable level. Be kind to yourself in your head, especially as you start to recognize My overwhelmingly unconditional love for you. Bask in this truth, and push the critic far away today, for that voice has no place of belonging in you.

#bekindtoyourself; #nomoreanxiety; #roomforGrace; #reasonableexpectations

Called to a Life of Joy

Today is no ordinary day. I have opportunities built in for you to explore and be adventurous with. Look with eyes that see. Behold the Good things I am doing in your life and be grateful for them. You are called to a life of joy, built on a foundation of trust in Me. I don’t want you agonizing over things that are not your concern. Go out and explore all I have waiting for you, receptive to positive and encouraging experiences ahead.

#lookfortheGood; #beadventurous; #livejoyfully; #hopeishere; #begrateful

Trying to Measure Up is Exhausting

Truly, I urge you to take the pressure off. Subtly and pervasively, you have been ingrained to be constantly doing, ‘performing’, accomplishing, and ‘succeeding’. It must be exhausting, always trying to measure up to self-imposed standards of perfection. My expectations are radically different. Certainly I appreciate your effort, drive, and skills; but I also appreciate quiet time spent with Me, without agendas. Practice a spiritual aim of being present in the moment, and perhaps less time-oriented. Just “be”, and see the benefit of My peace descending as a result.

#notsoperfect; #mindfulness; #Godspeace; #nomoreoverachieving

Setbacks

Let’s look at your setbacks together today. Weep with Me as you grieve the pieces that didn’t go as you expected or hoped for. It’s okay and natural to be sad or even annoyed when that happens. Once you’ve acknowledged your emotions, aim your sights on joyful anticipation for what I have in store around the corner. Some setbacks come from trying to make things happen before their time. Instead of pushing the envelope using your own means of control, step back in faith and trust Me to be in charge. I have Good plans in mind for you and they will unfold in due time.

#beyondyourcontrol; #trustinGod; #goodplansinstore; #letgoandletGod

Eliminate Shaming Ways

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.

You Fit In

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.