Facing Challenges

Hear Me clearly: I do not “reprimand” you. I am not that kind of God! If you are facing challenges that seem to attack or deplete your spirit, know that I may be forming or shaping you more into My likeness, – and so, choose to say thank you. Choose to trust Me even more, knowing that I will reveal Myself to you more fully with each step of your life. My ways are not meant to be hard. Sometimes they call upon you to shed unimportant details, enlightening simpler priorities and gleaning peace from it all as you learn to live a life of simplicity. I am with you, and so, you are up for the challenge! 

I Hold It All

I read your thoughts and already know your needs. I will touch others through you, satisfying your desire for attention in meaningful ways. You are an important presence to others around you, but I desire your full attention. Seek Me first and My kingdom of peace will be yours. I don’t call you to sacrifice all day to a point of resentment. I do, however, ask you to lay your life down when your desires are not in line with My purpose for you. I will help you discern that. Ask Me for help when you are confused on which way to go. Pray for others. I hear it all; I hold it all. Relax as you allow Me to take the lead from you. Enjoy life with Me at the helm instead. 

Banquet of Choices

I am in this day and ever present at your side.  Hear My call to you in a whisper of love. Be comforted by My Presence, knowing I am not asking you to do more than you can handle. I have placed a beautiful table before you with a banquet of choices and blessings to do with as you will. You have the freedom to choose. Seek My guidance and I will be happy to point you in the right direction, with paths of righteousness, pure thoughts, and blessings abundantly available. Choose wisely. 

Looking Out for You

You are beginning to hear My voice and trust My truth in your life. You can recognize that no matter what, you are loved and I am looking out for you. Even if it feels like you are going unnoticed or being left alone to deal with a mountain of worries, this simply isn’t true. I am here. I can carry the weight on your shoulders today: entrust Me with both the plans and the outcomes. Watch as I work things out and your fears trickle away downstream. My mighty river of strength surges all around and through you, equipping you to handle all that you encounter. Know and trust my love for you with attention to every detail of your life. 

No Need for Self-Consciousness

There are so many things I want you to check out with Me today. Picture me excitedly saying, “C’mon over here!”, waving you in to each place you enter. I’m so happy when you follow Me in. Enjoy when I introduce you to new people or things, showing you off and letting you get to know other great people to interact with. Go in with confidence, enthusiasm, and joyful wonder. Life with Me does not have to be a drudgery, or something to be afraid of all the time. You are welcome here; We both are. There is no longer a need for self-consciousness when you realize I led you here for My reasons and My purposes. Be glad and rejoice in it! 

I Hear Your Struggle

I hear your struggle. Whisper My name and breathe in My calming Presence. Squeeze My hand tightly  and be assured that I hear you; I wish to bring you comfort. Stand firm upon My rock. As you face that blustering wind, know that you don’t have to fear or doubt your strength because I am IMMEDIATELY with you. Keep your eyes on Me and don’t let go of My hand. Confidence is yours to hold. 

Run to Me for Reassurance

Come to Me. Whether My love rains down in a heavy watershed or gently washes over you like calm waves upon the shore, I am there for you. I adore you. Too often you forget about how available My immense love is. Don’t let that happen today! I know how you get weighted down thinking everything is all up to you. I never ask you to do things all by yourself. Notice, recognize, and trust in My love…available all day, in each moment when you need to lean against Me or run to Me for reassurance. Remain in Me and I will gently guide you through the day. Bring your worries to me, set them down, and then remember that I have plans already designed for your Good. Let’s head into this day together. 

Confidence

I speak to you daily, – in the wind, sights, and sounds. Hush, and breathe. Calm your Spirit. Learn to rest fully in My Presence. Absorb My Light. I am in you, around you, and near you; look for Me in this day. See Me in the eyes of others. Don’t be scared by what you see. Stop your worries about what others are thinking about you. You can walk humbly and with confidence, at peace with others and within yourself. If you start falling backwards into self-reproach, grasp My hand. Trust Me more. My plans are as they should be and you can take comfort and regain confidence in My Presence here, now, and forever. 

Acknowledge What’s Going Well

Honoring Me comes in many shapes and forms. Listening and being attentive to others is one of them. Another way is to take time to pause, reflect, and be thankful. I am the Giver of all Good things. Take time to acknowledge what is going well or what showed blessing, and remember how I have brought you through many tough things already. Even if you are unhappy now in your current situation, you can honor Me by investing trust that I am at work in your life, bringing Goodness out of the ashes. My love for you is real and eternal. 

Move Forward Even in Uncomfortable Situations

You are a Light unto others. Don’t recede into darkness or separate yourself because of past hurts. Your gift is inclusion, and reaching out to others who cannot always reach back or aren’t good at going beyond the awkwardness of past mistakes. If I have taught you nothing else, it is how to stand strong and move forward even in uncomfortable situations. I need you to hear Me calling you even deeper on this road, reaching into your soul. You have a rich, meaningful purpose here. You’ve felt excluded, yet you weren’t. Yours is the gift of leadership, inclusion, purpose, and compassion. I will bless the ways you choose to be welcoming and outgoing. Let My waves of Grace and Glory wash over you now. Rest trustingly cradled in My arms as I renew you and restore your broken Spirit. I am big enough to do just that!