Find Balance and Direction

Listen to the truths surfacing in your heart. I am calling you to pay attention to true self-care, which involves finding balance between activity and stillness. Already you are seeing the  benefits of this quiet time spent with Me. Simplify your life. Take time to reflect on what is most important to you vs. how you are spending your time. I speak to you on a gut-level like that. Honoring Me doesn’t mean overextending yourself, nor does it mean giving up what you enjoy. I designed you with likes and dislikes for a reason and a purpose. Ask Me to help you find balance and direction as you follow what gives you passion. That is My gift to you.

#followyourdream; #balanceiskey; #GodsPlanisGood

Smooth Away the Tension

The world is full of busy-ness. I call you to a place of calm and stillness so you can sense how near I am. While things around you clamor for your attention, I sit and wait patiently for you to turn your gaze to Me. Seek My compassionate and reassuring eyes, waiting to receive you with total love. Allow Me to smooth away the wrinkles and tension of the world, helping you to stop feeling so bad about yourself all the time. Let’s wash those things away, taking responsibility for whatever interactions need to happen to repair hurts, seek forgiveness, or release your self-blame. Breathe deeply, knowing I make all things new. Turn to Me and become repaired, whole, and freed.

#nomoreanxiety; #wholeagain; #freetobeloved

Be Still and Small

Be still and small today. It’s okay to not be “big” and grown-up all the time. Dependence on Me is a good thing! Today, try seeing life through the eyes of a child – open with wonder and amazement at all things around you. Anticipate joy. Picture good things about to happen as you spend your day with Me. You have no idea what I have in store for you; let Me surprise you! Throw cynicism out the door and be open to new things.

#childliketrust; #beamazed; #anticipatejoy; #goodthingscanhappen

With You In The Waiting

Truly, I am yours and you are Mine. I am with you in the waiting and stillness, where it seems silent and uninspiring right now. Take this time of quiet to rest comfortably, getting reacquainted with your inner soul again. You are still destined for big things. I’ll use this time of reflection to prepare you for bigger plans ahead. As you long to be inspired and passionate about your purpose again, I am with you. Use this down time to breathe and practice trusting Me, envisioning that I need you for grand plans. Enjoy the mystery of it all, anticipating excitement and enthusiasm to return to your Spirit because I have Good things in store!

#goodthingsahead; #withyouinthewaiting; #soulfinder

Falling Into Place

Why are you so stirred up? Instead of picturing things “falling apart”, set the stage in your mind as if everything is “falling into place”. That’s how I work. Ultimately, things DO work out. I know it’s hard to see that in the middle of the storms and chaos of life. Be still for a moment, though, and recognize that I am God and I am at work. Take the pressure off by performing only for Me and My outcomes. My standards might be different than your expectations. It’s okay to lighten up and let things go, even if it’s not in the direction you thought it would go. All things will work out in the end. Relax into that concept today and see how your anxiety dissipates.

#nomoreanxiety; #lightenup; #trustGodsplan

Slowing

I am aiming you toward a slower pace. When you have less activity going on you can be more observant. My Love arrives not because of your performance or accomplishments. Rather, it arrives by Grace in moments of time glimpsed here and there. You’ll miss its impact when you are too busy or frantic to take notice. Be grateful for less mobility right now. Come, hang out with Me in the stillness, observing what begins to stand out and make sense to you. My gifts will arrive most clearly in your slowing.

Alert In The Present

Why do you fill your head with anxious thoughts, problems to analyze, and preparing for things that haven’t even arisen as concerns yet? You spend so much energy planning ahead for things that never happen. Try practicing being alert in the present today instead. Notice the play of light outside your window. Feel the cool air coming inside. Take in each sound: clock ticking, birds calling, dog barking, the ceiling fan. Notice the variety of colors and textures as you move your eyes to slowly scan left to right. In quiet observance of things around you, you can take your mind off the “to-do list” and see the calming effect being with Me in the present can bring.  Now, thank Me for the with-God life you have readily available at your fingertips. Go in peace.

Stop Pushing Yourself to the Limit

I will love you for all time, no if’s, and’s or buts. You may be making things harder in your mind than they need to be. Stop your crazy-making ways of striving all the time, as if pushing yourself to the limit somehow pleases Me. That is distorted thinking. Yes, I call you to action – but not action that causes you to burn out. Daily I encourage you to BE STILL and know Me. This time of quiet is necessary to rejuvenate your Spirit. By connecting with Me each morning you can reap the benefit of enhanced awareness of My constant companionship throughout the day. I never leave your side, even when you aren’t ‘being productive’. My love for you is unending. 

Permission to Take Breaks

Things will get done. You like everything neat and tidied up. I watch you aiming for no loose ends and mentally forming strategies to handle everything before you in an effort to not feel overwhelmed. Today I invite you to meet Me and relax even with the undone. Give yourself permission to take breaks. As you sit and are present with Me in the moment, My Grace is attending to your every need. Allow Me to soothe your frazzled mind as you practice being still. Know My love for you is real.

Stop In the Moment

Difficulties and mood changes come and go in ebbs and tides. The trick to mastering them is to stop in the moment and look for Me. I want to reassure you, – guiding you to actions and acceptance so that you can experience My kind of peace. No matter what you are facing, I am present in those circumstances and helping. All will be well. You can find calmness when you stop to acknowledge our relationship and My sovereignty over your life (and the lives of those you love and worry about, too). Choose to breathe in trust.