Cut Yourself Some Slack

You have a hard time giving yourself permission to take a break. Even when the break involves communication with Me, you still feel the urge to rush off and ‘be productive’ elsewhere. Cut yourself some slack. Get in tune with the essential nature of finding quiet time with Me. I can make your movement so much more efficient and effortless, but your striving must be for building My kingdom. Any other purpose will make you spin your wheels and burn out your engine. Be ignited for My plans, fueled by quiet thought and prayer time daily. Giving yourself room and permission to pause doesn’t make you a ‘slacker’. It’s essential to become grounded with Me first and foremost.

Do One Thing

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.

Positive Expectations

The forecast for today doesn’t have to be bleak. Set your mind on higher horizons, with chin up and positive expectations. When you anticipate good things just around the corner, it lifts your mood. Even if you run into miserable circumstances or roadblocks impeding your dreams, remember that I am with you. Together we’ve got this. Pick your feet up as I lead you to higher ground. Have faith that you can step over the mire. I will get you through, on to bigger and better things.

Give Me a Chance

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.

Take Off the Pressure to Perform

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.

Don’t Overthink the Day

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.

Embrace Whatever is Coming

Why do you start to tense up before the day has even begun? It’s like you are constantly bracing yourself for the unknown. Try this instead: embrace whatever is coming with joyful anticipation that Good things will surface! Set your mind on “things unseen” as something positive to look forward to. Picture things working out, – however, leave the definition of that up to Me. I make all things work together for Good. Inhale trust; exhale fear.

Plans

You spend so many hours and minutes mulling over plans. You are a good planner, but today I ask you to be on the receiving end. Allow other’s ideas and decisions to take the lead. Walk along gently and humbly as a great travel companion today. Trust Me; I am yours and I am also theirs. I will show up everywhere you go, -taking care of you. I want to heal your obsessive tendencies of trying to map everything out. Let go a little more today and see how majestic and interesting life can be without all the planning ahead. I will be with you in the midst of it all.

Release Concerns about Outcomes

My ways are higher, with lofty goals in store for you. I want you to get reacquainted with this concept – broadening your expectations with an openness to bigger things. In order to move forward this will entail letting go of life as you know it. To recognize My Plan for you, you must be willing to release concerns about outcomes. Let Me take care of that end. Be bold and brave, My love. You are ready for much more.