Trying to Measure Up is Exhausting

Truly, I urge you to take the pressure off. Subtly and pervasively, you have been ingrained to be constantly doing, ‘performing’, accomplishing, and ‘succeeding’. It must be exhausting, always trying to measure up to self-imposed standards of perfection. My expectations are radically different. Certainly I appreciate your effort, drive, and skills; but I also appreciate quiet time spent with Me, without agendas. Practice a spiritual aim of being present in the moment, and perhaps less time-oriented. Just “be”, and see the benefit of My peace descending as a result.

#notsoperfect; #mindfulness; #Godspeace; #nomoreoverachieving

Chip Away at that Self-Critical Veneer

Keep listening. Listen harder, – deeper, – until the truth comes piercing through. My love for you craves to break down the walls your inner critic has built up, breaking through the shame, guilt, and regrets. The past is in the past. Let’s chip away at that self-critical veneer until you find yourself at peace within. Once you can accept and embrace yourself as someone worthy of attention, kindness, and love, you will be more at ease around and accepting toward others. Anxiety will melt away. You can make amends as needed, but you also don’t have to spend your life being so apologetic all the time. Seek peace and follow after it by assuming a posture of self-acceptance.

#loveyouself; #nomoreanxiety; #worthyoflove

Seek First to Understand

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

Let’s Trade Seats

I see when you are perching yourself on a pedestal of righteousness. I know that stems from you feeling hurt or wronged. It takes so much negative energy to be constantly judging other’s behaviors or intentions, or feeling bitter, angry, and annoyed by their actions. How about this: let’s trade seats for a while. Let Me be the judge of others as you climb down from that high seat, allowing Me to be the one carrying the burden of criticism. Only I can see the truth. Find that in walking humbly you can also experience greater peace. Let Me relieve you of unnecessary burdens and rid you of residual hurt so you can walk freely. 

#nomoreanxiety; #stopjudging; #walkhumbly

The Distress Of The World

I know it’s hard for you to hear Me right now. The distress of the world is great and easily distracts you. Take in moments here and there to breathe deeply, using a mantra like “God is with us”, and “I am loved”. Do this several times until My reassurance sinks in, promoting a sense of calm despite the storms around you. Seek My peace and find it always available to you. 

#nomoreanxiety; #Godwithus; #youareloved

Let Me Replenish Your Energy

You are bone-tired; I can see that. I also see your willing Spirit calling you to move on, one step at a time. I am with you, shouldering your burdens and assisting with the journey when it feels too tough or exhausting. Close your eyes and rest with Me for a moment. Let Me replenish your energy and refresh your perspective. Learn to trust My constant Companionship and My design for your life. Practice knowing that each day is designed with certain interactions and outcomes beyond your mortal vision. If your aim is to complete My work, you will find peace and satisfaction in knowing and trusting that all is well, and ‘enough’ is truly enough. 

#youareenough; #Godshelp; #findyourenergy

Release Things to Me

You know what is good for you? Releasing things to Me to handle. There are so many situations and concerns that are not your responsibility to “fix”, no matter how well-intentioned you are. I see you trying hard to plan, forecast, and prepare for the yet-to-be-known. Take a deep breath, then exhale your imaginings about the future, blowing them in My direction. I am assisting in every situation, helping to bring about Goodness – I promise! Allow yourself to ponder only the present, and leave the future to Me. In practicing this you can find peace again.

Walk Humbly Yet Confidently

You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You can walk humbly yet confidently, knowing that I am aware of all you do. I deem you worthy and accomplished. Others already see your capability and respect you for it. It’s the deceiver trying to convince you otherwise, but you can recognize the falsehood in that way of thinking and not let undue anxiety take over. I’ve placed you exactly where you are needed today. Because I am with you and there for you,  you can be at peace inside. You are loved and valued more than you can see right now. Work on trusting Me with this truth

Regardless of What Others Think

Regardless of what others think or say about you, I know the truth. You are loved and treasured; holy and sacred in My sight. Run to Me when you are scared and start to doubt this inherent truth. Bring your anxiety before Me so I can help soothe your fears and realign your outlook. Look for My perspective of Goodness and follow after it. You can still be at peace even when your relationships are broken. 

Full Plate

I see that full plate and calendar before you. It is, indeed, a lot to do. Take comfort in recognizing it is not yours alone to take care of. I am partnered with you the whole way! I also draw others in to help accomplish My divine mission, so be sure to include them by being invitational and trusting. That which is most necessary today will get done; you can safely release the rest. Use your faith in Me to walk peaceably through one thing at a time.