One Small Step at a Time

I won’t overwhelm you with too much to do. Hand off the excess to Me. Trust Me to solve the puzzle and master the plan, all in due time. Focus only on today, addressing one thing at a time. Do so with an attitude of acceptance and peace, allowing calmness to rule instead of frenzy. This is how you walk in My footsteps; one small step at a time.

Hard On Yourself

You are special to Me. I am so pleased with you! You are very hard on yourself and this breaks My heart. Don’t fall into the trap of needless anxiety or unwarranted shame. I call you to a life that THRIVES! Abundant life, filled with Goodness. Face your days with eyes seeking and anticipating My Goodness. This perspective is critical to your capacity to receive. Thwart the tendency to worry or over-plan for potential disaster. Smash those worries with a rock of confidence in My powerful plan for Goodness. Be bold and purposeful on this path. 

Reach for Loftier Goals

Life is complex. You must train yourself to stop and refocus often during the day. My guidance is always an available resource but you have to seek it. This may mean purposefully setting down misguided priorities and tasks. I want you to reach for higher things, – loftier goals and purposes. Some things hide in the form of humility and discreetness. Others may require bold action. My purpose may feel like a mystery but it is direct and guided when you open to My channel and flow designed for your life.

 

A Purpose & A Plan

Linger with Me for a while. Don’t rush off into your day without our time together because you need My love and encouragement to help settle down your anxious heart. All of your worries calm down when you stop long enough to realize I am your God. I am taking care of all your needs. There’s not a single thing I won’t address with and for you. When mini-panics start to arise, hand the details over to Me. Remember I’ve placed you wherever you are today for a purpose and a plan. Muster up confidence knowing I need you right where you are. I’m supplying everything that is essential to get things accomplished lovingly and thoroughly. 

Intentionally Responding to Moments

Keep listening. I am offering words of guidance to you every day. It may come in the form of  an inkling or nudge to call someone. Perhaps I’ll guide you to stop and take notice when a situation comes into focus. Pause and give each your full attention, intentionally responding to these moments. In this way, you can grasp and live the with-God life. I need you in this day for so many reasons. Take hope from this message, knowing you are of great value to Me as part of My loving plan. Be My Presence in the world today. 

Wide Open to Possibility

Be still for a moment. Recognize the space around you which is wide open to possibility. Anxious thoughts have a way of clouding the view, making it feel small, confined, and stressful. When you lift your eyes beyond that cloud cover, using My perspective to help, you see vast opportunity that awaits you. Take courage in knowing I am with you and FOR you. Together we can seek and find that greater space to live in. It might mean letting go and saying goodbye to things you know deep inside are not life-giving. I can help you face those. You are stronger than you think and can be brave enough to move away from restrictive, hurtful, or confining environments, relationships, or habits. Come where I am calling you: a peaceful place where love presides over all else. 

Slow Your Focus

Stop rushing toward the future or next steps. This is putting you at unrest. I will walk with you; that’s all you need to know for now. I cannot reveal future plans for you to see. It must unfold one day, one moment at a time. Like a child beach-combing with his or her parent, I want to see you pick up each seashell or rock treasure in this day, holding it up for My review along the way. Together we can celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each thing you encounter. Slow your focus down, allowing time for the present moment to unfold its message to you. My Peace I give to you as you practice this powerful discipline. 

Push the Pause Button

Listen to Me. I know life is busy and full of demands. I recognize how full of details your head gets and the tendency to feel panicked about getting it all done. Push the pause button, remembering that I am your sovereign God. I’ll help you muster up the energy and guide you through, one task at a time. Try not to look at piles but instead, examine pieces one by one. Together we will muddle through and you will see how trustworthy My way is. You are never in this alone. I will also send physical help as needed. Trust Me to supply the need while you step back and receive assistance. I will be with you no matter what. 

Don’t Agonize Over Decisions

Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together. 

See Yourself As I See You

Know that I am GOOD. Know that I also fill YOU with Good. Stop disdaining your human mistakes. It hurts Me when I hear you putting yourself down. Embrace yourself, flaws and all, seeing that the Good far outweighs the negative or any frailties. Try to see yourself as I see you. In My Light there is radiant love, appreciation, forgiveness, and complete acceptance. See My view of you, that you may be radiant with JOY.