You are ready, – more ready than you know. I always wait to assign you major tasks until I know you are prepared. Trust Me. Acknowledge Me. Give a silent, humble nod in My direction as you step onto the podium of this new year ahead, bowing with awareness of My Sovereignty over your life. You can be keenly aware of My Presence, giving you the confidence to speak and the patience to listen well. You are Mine, – forever and always, – first and foremost. Walk boldly with Me, confident in how I’ve prepared you for the tasks to be completed by you.
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You’ve got plenty going on right now. Whether it’s slowing down or ramping up, let Me be the one who leads the pace. You’ve heard “timing is everything”, and “God-speed”. Let these phrases boost you with enough energy or patience to do what’s needed just for today. Really try staying in the present, trusting My timing and the speed of activity required of you. You don’t have to be intimidated when things are moving fast, nor do you have to feel agonized when life moves too slow for your taste. This is the perfect time to breathe in trust and exhale confidence in Me. Together with Me, it will all be just right.
You may not quite be ready for bigger steps yet. I know you want to rush ahead to My glorious plans for you, but sometimes I pull in the reins so you can attend to smaller things first. My way is grand, with a cumulative effect on the ultimate design. Continue your practice of listening to Me daily. While taking in only 24-hour doses of time, I will place opportunities, conversations, and dreams within your reach when it is My timing to do so. Be attentive to what this day calls for, and simply that alone will be sufficient. There’s no need to rush. You will see it all come together throughout your lifespan. For now, tend My sheep.
I know you are waiting for something “profound” to be spoken to you. You look to Me for grounding and direction, and I will do both things. First, be rooted in My word and My love. From there you will be compelled to move in the right direction. You might not recognize it in advance, and planner-that-you-are wants all the answers up front. You can trust Me even without the answers. Let Me guide you slowly. Read My words and work on knowing love. Starting from there, the rest will fall into place.
It’s not how you look or what you say that makes the biggest impression; it’s how you treat each other that makes all the difference. Showing patience, humility, and love is a big deal. Attend to My people. Look them in the eye and give them your time with attentive listening. This expresses value and worth. Ask questions; show interest. A nod of understanding can be the most loving thing you do today. See how this bounces back to you, as well, on this “day of love”. Be willing to reach out to someone beyond your comfort zone of familiarity if I nudge you. I’ll be loving on you the whole time, too. This is the way My Love works in the world. It’s as simple and powerful as that.
Humble yourself before others today, offering up any ego-driven need to be “right” or “the smartest” or “on top of everything”. Sometimes backing down and letting others have their way can bring more peace than having everything turn out like you think it should. Trust Me in this, and let My hand take control of the moving parts in your life. I won’t steer you wrong. Let Goodness and positive intentions rule today, experiencing My love for you as well as for others in this way.
Look for My hand in the unexpected today. In silent observation, take note of how I call you to act, respond, interact, or receive, – learning to recognize that it may be precisely the unexpected change in plan where My greatest works are being accomplished. Take note of how I supply all you need: patience, endurance, compassion, persistence, energy, then rest. I will equip you fully in this day. Practice trusting Me in these experiences and you will find My peace that goes beyond understanding.