Less Critical of Yourself

Try being less critical of yourself and see how this impacts your ability to show Grace better to others. Everyone has flaws, but this does not make anyone less-than-perfect in My eyes. I design all with unique traits, and imperfections have their place in making the world more relatable. Instead of judging yourself and others so harshly, try viewing shortcomings with a different lens, knowing no one is better or less than anyone else from My perspective. Using this, you will be better able to love unconditionally, including how well you love yourself. See how this enables you to be more at peace deep inside, too.

#belesscritical; #showGrace; #unconditionallove; #youareenough

Actions that Stem from My Heart of Love

BE LOVING. It’s that simple! Although I get it, – it’s not always easy to do, – especially when your feelings have been hurt. Ask for My help to soften your heart toward those who have offended you or let you down. I can heal all sorts of wounds – both physical and emotional. Every day you look more radiant to Me as you practice learning to love deeply. Forgiving and moving on, offering grace to others, – these are all actions that stem from My heart of Love, which is embedded in you. Trust your gut on when to use boundaries or when to ease up and let down your guard. I will help you determine which thing to do so that glimpses of My kindness can be seen in the world. You are My vessel for love.

#bekind; #practiceforgiveness; #moveon; #HeartofLove

When You Are Worn Out

When you are worn out, sad, or fearful, I see it all. Today is a new day, though. I ask you to attend to self-care first before helping others. When you feel unsafe, fragile, or broken, I am here; at work in you and in your life. Your Goodness touches others in ways you don’t even realize. Instead of focusing on what you haven’t gotten done, replenish your spirit by knowing My renewing Grace is free. I am here to help you be self-forgiving and clean out those messy thoughts trying to put yourself down. Find rest and comfort with Me as we rebuild your strength and self-esteem.

#Godshelp; #youareGood; #selfcare; #youwillfindrest

My Light Reflected in Your Actions

Just as Light glistens on water, I shine in and through you. Let My ways be reflected in your actions. Be transparent, and let others find Me illuminated through who you are. Let My brilliant Light warm you as you allow the breeze of My Spirit to create waves of gentle, stirring movement. Underneath the water there is much activity going on. It is home to new life. Embrace this concept and look for the new life I have been creating within you. Allow yourself to feel excited when you glimpse something new of interest. Waters of Grace are teaming with a whole array of colors and activity: life within life. Dive  in; swim freely. I have brought you to a safe harbor, spring-fed by Joy.

#BetheLight; #youareGood; #newlife; #beinspiring

Do What You Do Well

I am planning to be present in every aspect of your day. You can count on Me to be there with and for you. Take comfort in this and be confident that you are in the right place at the right time with the right talents and abilities to be who you are and to do what you do well. I will grace you with all the skills needed. As you work on accepting yourself, you show others the way to be at ease, too. Enjoy your day.

#beyourself; #youareenough; #youhavewhatittakes; #Godequips

Be Slow to Judge

Be slow to judge. We have a world full of people’s opinions, and it is in one’s nature to assess people or situations as “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong”. My teaching is different. I ask only for love. Love first, and then any judgment can be properly filtered into how to respond. I also teach you to love yourself first, and recognize the constant barrage of self-criticism within attacking you, trying to lead you astray. For some, this respect and love for self or others comes very hard. Their tendency is to lash out against love due to past hurts. Remember with these that love can still endure and even triumph. Love fuels compassion, patience, and endurance. If you learn to trust Me in these matters, My Grace can aid in bringing healing from poor judgment and misguided actions. Persist in doing Good.

#notyourstojudge; #bekind; #bekindtoyourself; #lovewins

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

You Matter

Ponder this in your heart: you matter! You are already forgiven for anything you’ve done wrong in this world, so release the grip that past has on your life. All is well now, and you are free to meet Me here. I send My Holy Spirit to stay with you, so you have a personal guide for how to make daily choices. Talk to Me. Ask My Spirit to help when you feel anxious or troubled. And don’t forget – I am with you FOREVER. You are freed, unshackled, and safe. Whenever you strike yourself down, you wound Me alongside you because we are that intertwined. Use the Power of My Love to build yourself up and others. Your chains are gone and you’ve been set free by My amazing Grace.

#youareenough; #befree; #alreadyforgiven; #nomoreanxiety

Lean Into My Sturdy Frame When You’re Weak

You are going to have bumps and bruises along the way. Everyone does. Knowing Me doesn’t make you immune to them. This is not because I am a cruel, neglectful, abusive, or punishing God. Quite the contrary! People stumble through life’s realities, and there is pain and discomfort that accompanies it by the sheer nature of human existence. But I am the Great Healer, Counselor, and Advocate. I am your Companion, placing healing ointments of grace and peace upon you along the way. I see your tears; I cry along with you. I recognize your worries and irritations, never dismissing them. Find Me, the One who knows you, and lean into My sturdy frame when you are weak. You don’t always have to be strong. Just be faithful and trust the walk we are taking together. You can still find joy.

#strengthinweakness; #GodisHealer; #Godknowsyou; #youcanfindjoy

Be Strengthened to Manage

Take care of yourself, including tending to your need for food, exercise, and rest. Build in time for conversations with Me daily as part of that self-care, too, because I want to build up your spiritual self, as well. I cannot implement the big plans I have in store for you until you can be strengthened to manage all that will be involved. There are many demands on your time. Gently I call you to be reminded that My well does not run dry. You can dip your ladle in these life-giving waters of Grace as many times as is needed to quench your parched body. As you extend yourself and thirst for more water, I will replenish and recharge your body and spirit. You will be ready for a multitude of tasks requiring your energy and concentration if you come to the well frequently. 

#selfcare; #thewelldoesnotrundry; #Graceisenough; #youwillbeready