You may not be as tired as you think. Stress and anxiety can make you over-think plans for your life instead of trusting in My shepherding. Feel the gentle nudge of My staff reminding you that I am leading the way. Your only job is to follow. When you busy your mind with planning and worries you can easily become frazzled and feel fatigued by it all. Wash yourself free of needless worry. Refresh yourself in My basin of Grace where streams of abundance flow. Allow Me to lead you into this day, entrusting all encounters and tasks on the journey to Me. See how your energy rebounds, supplying you with the bounce in your step needed to traverse the hills ahead.
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.
Concentrate on My flow plan for today. As activities unfold, moment by moment, allow My lead to guide your steps. Recognize the pressure for “performance” that is ego-driven, and instead, perform for Me as an audience of One. Show your stuff in honor of Me. It’s okay to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and appealing to others – this is part of how I designed you. Share news and information that edifies. Be delightful! You are My bright child in whom My Light shines. Go with confidence, joyfully, into this day with the pressure off. In you I am already well-pleased.
Touch the pages of My Word and recognize that they are REAL, – passed down from age to age so that you, too, may hear My voice and the voice of My Father. Holy, sacred text connecting you to heavenly realms of understanding, guidance, and consolation. Then, place your fingertips on your head and heart, recognizing that My Presence is also real within you. I am an active God, full of wonder, desire, love, compassion and forgiveness. It’s important that you stop criticizing and condemning yourself for every flaw. Allow Grace to wash your mind clear from harmful worries and any misperceptions as you take in My story and choose to walk in the holy steps I place on your path. Walk in joy, connected with Me as a tangible, forgiving, loving God.
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.
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.
I am preparing you for bigger things to come. Sit with that thought for a moment. It’s not you who must prepare for My plans; your job is simply to be ready to receive. Be open to learning, trying new things, and receiving My work within you. Anxiety will try to creep in and take over, but you can resist that old habit by recognizing this is not all up to you. I am a trustworthy God. Be child-like with curiosity and enthusiasm for the new things I want you to experience. You will be equipped to step boldly onto the path I draw you to, – confident and assured that My will is doable and sure.
I know you are only one person. I recognize your weariness and worried nature. I am your God, and all who place their trust in Me will prosper. My plans are not to destroy you or break you down. Let Me reassure you: there is time enough for everything, even rest. You have worked hard for Me and I want to bless you with noticing and enjoying of My gifts of nature, sounds, sun, smells, laughter, & more. Today need not be such a stressful day. Make it one of Goodness where you choose to be in a state of wonder and appreciation. Relax, doing only one thing at a time so you can be fully present in the moment.
Cut yourself some slack today. I don’t ask for perfection, so why do you do that to yourself? Take time to sit in My Presence until My love-light puts things into perspective. There is no part of you that is not worthy of My love! Rest your weary head on My shoulder until you can clear away destructive thoughts and inner criticism that rattles you. Stay with Me as long as you can. Find peace and assuredness return to your core and let joy rise through the cracks of imperfection.
Practice the art of peaceful smiling. Just pause, look around, and put forth a grateful grin toward all you see in the moment, knowing that you and I are meeting right here, right now. Like our own little secret, you can take pleasure in this connection. Trust that I am here, bestowing Goodness upon you. I am working everything out for your future so you don’t have to worry or think about that right now. Just smile and say, “You’ve got this, God, – and I’ve got you, so all is well”. Thank Me as I smile upon you, as well.