Not Striving for Perfection

I am not the kind of God who withholds anything from you ‘until you get it right’. Stop your self-imposed pressure to be so “on” all the time, striving for a perfection that is not demanded by Me. Thinking you have to be 100% giving, kind, and perfect all the time is not realistic,- nor is it part of My design. All I desire for you to choose is to love and be loved. This includes loving yourself enough to be okay with real emotions, examining them as they arise and releasing any concerns into My loving, capable hands. I will assist you in dealing with them. It’s good and reasonable to have some flaws. Choose love, -including self-love, – today. 

Allow Calm to Rule

Your life-pace appears loaded with too much to take care of. Despite outward appearances that the volume is too overwhelming, you and I can handle it together. Don’t let yourself fall into a trap of feeling incapable. Intentionally take a slower pace, allowing a sense of calm to rule. Let’s go at this one piece at a time. Be amazed at the end of the day on how well things work out when you trust Me to help. 

Slay Self-Doubt

You know that I am with you. How blessed you are to “get that” already. Now, I call you to next steps in your faith development: trusting Me daily. Lean back into Me as the One who knows you intimately. Confront your self-doubt and slay it when it tries to take over. I love you just as you are. I have control over every aspect in My awesome design. This includes the activities of today as well as future plans. Trust that you are right where you need to be, – ready and capable for everything you encounter. I need you right where you are. Calm your soul with this truth. 

Take Brave Steps

I have brought you through much already. Look back and realize the ways I heal and mend. Acknowledge My sovereign ways over your life, reminding yourself that I never intend to inflict harm. Let Me take you to next steps and places you haven’t even dreamt of. When you open yourself to My grand possibilities, trusting that I am with you, you can take brave steps again. I won’t let you down. You don’t have to let yourself down, either. Let Me reveal the Good life to you. You can be whole again! There is so much in store for you. Believe this! 

Be Open to Change

Go ahead -imagine big things! Don’t forget to include Me in that vision, walking side by side with you and lighting the path with My glory. I create big things and have so much intended for you. Do you believe this? You must alter old habits of worry and leave anxiety in the past. The better you get at releasing your worries, concerns, and hurts to Me, the calmer and more receptive you will be to the Good I have prepared. Turn your whole life over to Me, allowing Me to guide the plan as I see fit. Be open to change, trusting Me to be lovingly in charge of it all. 

Get Ready for More

Let yourself embrace a broader view. You can walk into this new year and into any situation with confidence and curiosity once you accept the fact that I’ve got this, and I have so much more in store. My plans for you are BIG. Don’t let that thought intimidate you. You are small enough to be Mine, yet great enough to handle whatever is coming in tandem with Me and My purpose. Don’t kid yourself into expecting or desiring less. Get ready for more, anticipating that important and life-giving changes are ahead. My plans for you are GOOD. 

Take a Day of Rest

It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored. 

Do Something Small

Remain obedient to the call I place on your heart. Listen for Me daily as I gently guide you with each small task. You don’t have to see the full picture yet. It’s okay to do something small today. Each little piece adds up over time, and no act of kindness or intentional task completed in My name goes unnoticed by Me. Do these things in a Spirit of Love and willingness. Your servant heart is glorious to behold and gives My hope to others. 

You Are Enough

You are enough (even more than!). Get it into your head, and relax in this truth. Be comfortable in your own skin, because I am an amazing God and you are My amazing child. I am so proud of who you are: My creation, – oh-so-loved. Walk peaceably in this day, knowing you can have inner confidence based on My Light within you. Nothing has to ruffle your feathers. Approach each situation with a knowing and loving eye when you use My eyes that see and My ears that hear. Spread My love and joy to the world. 

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.