Each day people will do small deeds that are inconsiderate or unkind. Sometimes big injustices happen. Even so, I want you to release these irritations and frustrations into My care. Don’t allow your thoughts and emotions to run wild with ideas about how to tell others off or bring about justice on your own. This wastes important energy and will distract you from the peace and joy available within. Don’t get pulled off track today or be derailed by small injustices. Releasing things to My care doesn’t make you a “doormat”. It takes great strength of character to choose to walk away or to treat others with dignity and respect despite their behavior. My way is better. My way will free you and allow you to rise above any circumstance with great calm and internal respect. Pray for your enemies, even if this does not come easily. I will give you the grace, strength and wisdom in how to handle the situation if your heart is intent upon following My way.
#TaketheHighWay; #alwaysbekind; #dontsweatthesmallstuff; #youarebiggerthanthat
Let My Goodness rule in all of your interactions today. Silently make note of times when you recognize My Presence, kindness, and love. Strive for peace with all you encounter. You get there by listening well and responding respectfully. I’ll give you the words to say when it is time to speak. Seek first to understand, though. Don’t skip this important step. Remember that I place you and others on a path with a purpose which you may not see or realize. Entrust Me with whatever you face today, and leave the outcomes up to Me.
#seekfirsttounderstand; #bekind; #trustGod; #Godspurpose
You know Me. I can take the pressure off a little as you sit with Me, allowing Me to care for you. You are endearing to Me with the ways you love and care, – always trying so hard. Allow yourself to like yourself today. Stop picking every little thing apart and choose to be accepting and kind toward yourself. See how life-changing this can be!
#likeyourself; #takethepressureoff; #Godslove; #youarelikeable
My love for you is not dispensed only by your good works or positive intentions. My love is totally free and ever-available. This is hard to wrap your head around because you are always trying so hard to “do what’s right” and be “good/kind/considerate enough”. Let Me tell you again that you are already “good enough” for Me and I love you completely as you are. Think about how knowing and trusting the truth of these words may change how you act and think today. Stop using guilt and worry as your motivators. Simply be compelled to be lovingly accepting of yourself and others, relaxing into this God-fueled mindset. As you learn to show compassion for yourself this will ease your distress.
#nomoreanxiety; #youareenough; #lovedbyGod
Being a ‘good human’ requires intentional effort. Choose to be fair, kind, and just today. Treat yourself and others with respect and dignity. “Take the high road”. You’ll find Me giving you a hand along the way, with guard rails in front of the risky places you could otherwise fall into if you’re not careful. Let Me be your Guide and Protector. I won’t let you fall.
You think you have many tasks on your calendar today, but look at it from this perspective: your only job is to love. In every call you receive and every interaction you have, your business is simply to show love. That may require you to listen a little longer to those who appear annoying or trivial initially. Lend an attentive ear with kindness. It may require reaching out when you know it will cause an investment of time that you’d rather be spending elsewhere. If you take My business of loving to the streets of your city, My kingdom can be built one encounter at a time. Take the excess worry, anxiety, and frustration off your plate and pile it at My feet. I’ll make room for what is most needed today.
Kindness: show it, accept it, receive it from Me. I understand your annoyance, hurt, and anger. Your emotions are reasonable. It’s what you do with them that matters. Attend to the hurt responsibly. Figure out what is beneath the anger, then learn how to express that constructively with loving and good intentions behind the message. Walk away if and when needed. You don’t have to be reactive to everything that stirs up your dander. Come to Me as the Great Counselor. I’ll help. Together let’s prayerfully process everything so I can soothe and calm you. I’ll give you ideas for what to say and when and how to do it.
Start with this: be still. Be still and know. Know simplicity. Trust the plain and simple truth that you are LOVED, – truly loved! I am Good, and I am in you. Now, go and love others. Don’t make your day harder than it needs to be. Love yourself, love others. Lead by listening and being kind. Share. This is all good, simple, doable stuff. It doesn’t have to take anything extraordinary. Let Me do the heavy lifting today. Together we will carry out meaningful plans.
Others have their eye on you, – watching with curiosity how you live a with-God life instilled with such confidence and hope. Tell them. Tell them how you know Me and how trustworthy I am. Tell them they can know Me, too. Tell them how I understand their pain like no other can: intimately and compassionately, – and how I heal. Tell them that My Light outshines and overpowers any darkness they are experiencing. My love rules with kindness and forgiveness. Tell them how I listen, and I know every detail of their struggles as well as their joys. Reassure them that I have Good plans in store. I am Your God. I am theirs, too. Speak truth to those who will listen in a hungry world.
Be a conduit for My outcomes. I ask you to show up for the day open to how I will use you. All things happen for a positive reason when you release yourself into the care and guidance of My capable hands. I won’t let you down. You can come through anything with a bright outlook, knowing and trusting that your future is safe with Me at your side, always. Let’s go create Goodness and share blessings in a troubled world. You are an encourager and we will use that for Good today.