Today I ask you to concentrate on doing good things for others. It takes effort to listen well, being focused and attentive to needs beyond your own. If you take one interaction at a time, by the end of the day you will be able to see that what was accomplished was enough. Take periods of rest, too. It’s okay to not overextend yourself. I am teaching you dependence upon Me, and learning to pace yourself is part of that education. I desire for you to live in peace, and not to be taking on too much that will overwhelm you. All is and can be well.
#listenup; #youareenough; #leanonGod; #nomoreanxiety
I am a reassuring God. I often see you pushing yourself, striving for that unattainable perfection and trying to be the most thoughtful, capable person who is always on top of everything. Allow Me to bless you with full acceptance of your efforts; I deem them to truly be enough. Yes, I want you to be kind, loving and thoughtful and to use your talents well, but not at the expense of beating yourself up with unrealistic expectations. My bar for you is no higher than what you can comfortably and reasonably accomplish today, – no more and no less. Aim for what is doable and leave the rest for Me to attend. Accept My fully pleased response to you, which never has to be earned. I give it freely.
#youareenough; #nomoreanxiety; #beyourself;
I am working behind the scenes so you can lighten up a bit on yourself. Let joy bubble up from beneath the surface by allowing your playful side to peek through. Go ahead – laugh a little at yourself and your circumstances. This will help ease any strain caused by them otherwise. Remind yourself that what matters most is to live with love. Being able to shrug off minor irritations will help shift the weight to a more balanced perspective. You don’t have to live under all that pressure. After all, -this, too, shall pass.
#lightenup; #beplayful; #livewithlove; #thistooshallpass
Try simplifying today. Don’t take on too much. Take simple steps, slowly attending to one thing at a time. Hurrying all the time and carrying such heavy loads of pressure is not healthy for your mind or Spirit. Wellness comes when you learn to slow down. What most needs to be done will get done, and the rest can apparently wait. Ask for My guidance to help you sort out priorities, trusting Me to handle the rest. I am with you and for you this way.
#slowdown; #nomoreanxiety; #calmingwords; #simplify
Why do you have such a heavy heart? I see you carrying the weight of the world around sometimes, but it’s not yours to have to worry about. I will put you in places where your presence and attention to others is most needed, but it’s not all up to you to resolve everything. Leave their concerns, illnesses, situations, choices, and consequences for Me to attend to. I’m fully capable of handling it all. Be gentle with yourself today, giving permission to not be perfect or “on top of everything”. Some things will ultimately be out of your control, but you can trust Me endlessly.
#notyourstofix; #nomoreanxiety; #Godisincharge
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
Take note of My Glory today: brilliant colors and light teeming all around; life alive in nature. Notice these things intentionally and find the direct impact this has on uplifting your Spirit. I work in ways like that. Whenever you’re weighed down by stress and pressure, try to stop and realize I am already at work all around you. My hand is orchestrating next steps and all that is necessary for My kingdom’s work. Allow My will in your life to take the lead. Step back and take note of what I am doing, increasing your confidence.
#nomoreanxiety; #confidence; #GodsPlan
I see you having a hard time with all those jumbled thoughts, making you feel under so much pressure. The stress of feeling like you must be on top of things all the time is taking a toll. Come to Me. Come in even closer this time, and breathe. I am already assisting you. Help is here. You just need to remember to trust Me with all of it. No detail is too small or goes unnoticed by Me. Now, add a little more self-care to the mix, trusting that there will be time enough for everything because I’m helping. I call you to calmer ways and I’ll keep providing exactly what is needed to get you through today.
#nomoreanxiety; #TrustGod; #timeenoughforeverything
‘Do not let your heart be discouraged’. Your emotions are real, and allowable. Difficult times will swell up now and then, and it’s reasonable and normal to feel things like distress, anxiety, sadness, or annoyance. By the phrase ‘do not let your heart be discouraged’, I am not saying don’t feel discouragement. Instead, I am guiding you to still acknowledge the truth of how you feel, but to also place it before Me to help you handle. I’m asking you to not let it rule your day or consume your thoughts. Instead, ‘let your heart be reassured’: I’m here, and I’m with you and for you, always.
I know you intimately, including your good intentions and efforts to do right in the world. Remember, though, that your value is not placed in works. Your worth comes from who you are innately, by My design. Your attributes, skills, interest, passions, and flaws all combine into a divinely beautiful package. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself today, enjoying your crazy, silly side, too. My ways are serious business but include laughter and joy. Take a break from the constant pressure to plan, preside, and predict. Look for the lighter side of things today as you practice relaxing. You can lighten up with My help.