Preparing for Bigger Things

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.

You Are Loved

Grasp My message that you are LOVED. Take hold of this concept and step bravely into the world knowing that NOTHING can stand in the way of My love for you! Nothing. No character flaws, criticisms, or mistakes. I call you to love generously, treat others kindly, uphold justice, and show mercy and respect for all.  In other words, do your best to show unconditional love for others just as I do for you. But even if you don’t do that 100% of the time, My love for you is still unconditional. Walk confidently knowing this is true. If you cannot see or receive such a gift of total acceptance from Me, ask for My help to open your perspective. Your life is sacred and has a holy purpose.  I have selected you for a reason, and you are My beloved.

Show Love Through Your Face

Show love through your face and you can’t go wrong. Demonstrate genuine interest in others. Try to set aside your own agendas, trusting Me to guide both the path and the outcomes today. You’ll move easier this way, anticipating that we’ll meet in every encounter. Operating with this mindset, you won’t have to be so scared of people. Remember, “If God is for us, who can be against?” I have led you to each situation today. You can choose to trust My design and bank on the idea that it’s meant for Good purposes. You don’t have to see the full picture to know I’ve got it covered. Just be yourself, – transparent and personable, – the way I created you. 

Step Out With Confidence

You are My delight, yet you mostly do not recognize it. Why do you have such difficulty believing this? Come to Me. Step forward out of the dark corners you stay shadowed in. I want you to be fully seen. Let My tears of Grace wash any past shame or regret away. If there are talents and skills you are timid about, hear My encouragement to bring them forward. I need all of you, not just the pieces you assess as “good enough”. Hold nothing back from My tender gaze. Allow My Light to permeate, warming you at your core and highlighting the Goodness I have designed in you as your Creator. Step out today with confidence in your true worth. 

I Am Involved

Put your trust in Me. I am involved in your life, already at work. Good things are coming your way. Do work that exalts My name. I need your strength of voice and character and spirit to lead others. Don’t confuse people’s unhappiness as being a sign that you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. Show love just as I have love for you. Let Me take care of the outcomes, knowing I am involved in their life, too. You can still be happy without feeling guilty that others are not.

Making a Difference

I am bigger than your worries that you aren’t making a difference. I am bigger than your restlessness nights. I see how you worry about being seen as ineffective, insensitive, frustrated, – a fool. What if you walked into your day believing you are already liked and that others are interested in what you have to say? How would you prepare differently? You can walk away from your activities without replaying them over and over in your head, repeating things said or unsaid. You don’t have to speculate on how it was received. I am taking care of all that already so you can release your grip. You only need to go in with confidence, trusting I’ll take care of the results. This is how you learn to live in peace.

To Handle Tough Situations

I’ll give you all that you need to handle tough situations. While it may take extreme courage to walk through the door, remember that I’m the One opening it and accompanying you in, every step of the way. Look to Me for your confidence. If you need a protective stance, I’ll be the barrier to help deflect things that aim to hurt you. You can be peacefully present even among others who are engulfed in their own hostility. Hold My Hand tightly under the table. I’ll get you through.

All That Matters

You have strength and courage beyond that of many. It is your leadership I desire, and you are doing that. There is no need to doubt yourself. Lay your burdens and anxiety on Me. I will not break what I have begun, and I have already started a good work in you. You are pleasing in My sight! That is all that matters: not people’s judgement, criticism, or praise. My song in your heart is all you need. Take heart, for I am always with you.

Wanting My Love to Be Enough

My Grace is enough for you. It will sustain you through your difficulties. Of course I am pleased with you! You are My beloved. There is no one beyond My reach of love – especially not you, My child. I call you MINE, loving you deeply and even more than you love your own circle of loved ones. Look up. See Me gazing at you with such great tenderness, wanting to erase your worries and remove your pain; wanting My love for you to be enough. You know what that feels like. Just as you wish for your deep love of those whom you treasure to be enough for them, I want that for you.

Standing Out

Look for the most vivid color that you can spot in your surroundings. Hone in on it, trying to notice every detail for a moment. See how it stands out, intricately woven. That’s how you are to Me: worthy of being noticed and even admired. Acknowledge My Presence within the design. Allow yourself to be astonished by this truth and take time to appreciate our Goodness together. You matter to Me. Practice this simple act of observance everywhere you go today, impressed by the clarity of how  one thing can stand out so clearly as evidence and a reminder of My Presence and love in the world.