Hopeful Plans For You

Whenever a new year arises, people tend to reflect on where they’ve been and possibilities for where they are going. Be cautious about getting caught up in old ruts where your tires spin in the mud of regret. Also watch out for fear-based projections about what is around the corner,  anticipating that things won’t turn out as you would like or will be too hard to manage. Neither of these things are true. I am a loving God with hopeful plans in store for you. I’ll carry you through hard times and open doors for Good things to arrive in your life and in the lives of those you care about. Choose to concentrate on living fully present in today, and hand Me your past and future. This is how you build new habits of peace of mind.

#noregrets; #livefortoday; #Goodplansinstore; #nomoreanxiety

Leadership

Remember Who is in charge. You are so prone to taking on more responsibility than is really yours to carry. Try stepping back more today and allow others to lead in their own style. Consider that I may be the One behind their decisions, actions, and choices, – even if their leadership style is different than your expectations. Your presence is still needed, but try taking  a supportive role of others rather than stepping in to take charge all the time. Let the chips fall where they may as you find peace by trusting My true leadership in every situation you encounter.

I’ll Keep You Afloat

You are in My kind hands today. I can navigate the tricky waters ahead with you. Just sit back in My boat as together we face the direction you are headed in. Entrust Me with the oars, and hand over the choices to Me. I can handle the rapids and keep you afloat, even in stormy times. I may ask you to help paddle upstream a bit, but together we can navigate it all safely.

#Godisincharge; #stayafloat; #thingswillbeokay; #youaresafeinGodshands

Cut Back on Guilt and Resentment

You are anxious and worried about many things. Only one thing is required: following Me and My loving guidance in your life. Stop worrying so much about what others will think. Cut back on guilt and resentment. Examine your “obligatory” commitments and see what you can release if it is no longer life-giving. Try getting involved joyfully by doing the things you love and that come naturally to you. It’s OK to hand over responsibilities to others who may be waiting for a chance to become more involved. Service for My Good was never meant to be such a burden. I love seeing a cheerful giver and I long for you to be at peace. 

#letgoandletGod; #nomoreanxiety; #dowhatyoulove; #beinvitational

The Driver’s Seat

My desire is to give you true peace of mind. Today, try pulling back if you find yourself moving into an anxious driver’s seat. Slide over to the passenger side and hand Me the keys to take you where you need to go. I will help navigate the turns, and I know which speed is needed for each length of the road. Breathe easier with Me in the driver’s seat and you safely buckled in by My loving hand. I won’t steer you wrong.

#nomoreanxiety; #Godisthedriver; #letgoandletGod

A Different Route

Wherever you go, I will go. Your life is full of your own choices. No matter what, I will never abandon you. As you choose your path for today, consider stopping to ask Me for directions. I may set you on a different route than you had planned, so be open to that. My route may take you to new and unexpected places. These may take a little extra work on your part, but I’ll equip you for it all. The choice of direction is always yours, but I will be with you wherever you go.

#Godiswithyou; #direction; #Godsplan; #beopentochange

The Ultimate Fulfillment

I am the ultimate fulfillment. So often people try to find fulfillment in things like possessions, recognition, food, drink, travel, sex, beauty, sports, or…you name it. What they are really looking for is a deep, inward sense of peace and wholeness. What do you value? If you set your sights on things other than knowing Me, being in My Presence, and bringing My love to the world, you will lack in feeling fulfilled. I desire to give you that kind of peace. It’s a perfect fit and true union when we are aligned like this. When things of this world distract you, stress you out, or pull you in all directions, turn your gaze toward Me. Seek Me and you will find peace.

#findingfulfillment; #nomoreanxiety; #alignedwithGod

The Loving Response

The world wants to fill the space in your head with accusations, criticisms, and complaints. These hurt your heart. I disdain evil, corruption, and hurtful things. Yet I always find a way to respond with love, forgiveness, and hope for a better future where my children also choose to love instead of cause or reciprocate hurt. If you are faced with a situation that wrestles with your head or heart, seek My voice guiding you to the most loving response. Even if you don’t agree with the person or situation, choose to treat them with dignity. You will find that peace reigns when you do this. I will bless you with that kind of distancing and peace. Rise above. Do good unto others. Seek My kingdom first, knowing that My Grace is sufficient to help you with all of these things.

#doGood; #chooselove; #Godshelp; #nomorehurt

Further Than You Planned For

I am whispering to you. So often My lambs do not hear My voice but it is there, beckoning them to safer ground and providing affection, encouragement, and understanding. Sometimes that safer ground is higher ground, – one that calls you to make harder steps or pushes you further than you planned for, – but it is always worth the effort. The sights and peacefulness this higher ground brings is far more satisfying than the immediate, fleeting pleasures that tug at you and try to distract or misguide you along the way. My way is steady and sure. Take the high ground today at all costs. When the steps seem steep, challenging, or unsteady, I will take your elbow. I never let go of you. Join Me in the direction I prefer and have designed for you. Even when My lambs stray off the intended path, My hand is outstretched and waiting to guide them home. 

#beyourbestself; #youcandoit; #Godhasbigplansforyou; #takethehighroad

Use Your Influence

You may not realize the power of your presence and how I designed you to use your influence. I gifted you with leadership traits because I need responsible people in the world carrying out My work. You are dedicated and sincere. Others look up to you because of this authenticity. You don’t have to be intimidated by this message, nor to put on airs around others. I simply need you to be your confident self, trusting My design as you lead others. Do not doubt yourself or all I am capable of doing through you. Look to Me with eyes of trust, and I will guide your footsteps, taking you wherever you are needed today and always.

#PowerforGood; #trustinGod; #justbeyou; #nomoreanxiety; #youareenough