The Trap of “It’s All Up to You”

I am with you. I wash this day clean, dissolving the troubles of yesterday and strengthening you for the tasks ahead. Know that I am your companion and you face nothing alone. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “It’s all up to you”. When you start to trip up on this, getting stressed and/or aggravated with your ‘to-do list’, stop. Pause. Look to Me and consciously say, “It is Yours, Lord.” Allow Me to take over while you rest long enough to release the pressure into My safe and capable hands. I will guide your next step. You can find rest and peace by practicing this trust, even in the flurry of busy-ness.

Strength of Character

I seek your undivided attention fixed on My loving Presence, awaiting My gifts for you in this day. I give you daily bread, which includes sustaining you to be a positive presence to others who need Light in a dark world. Encouragement comes easily for you. Don’t be discouraged by small mishaps or other’s negativity. Show strength of character instead, offering mercy and compassion. My Spirit will guide your steps and give you the right words to say. Your job is simply to trust Me in that experience. Trust my good intentions and find great reward. 

Embrace Your Beauty

I have given you many talents, and others are drawn to you. I gift you with My Grace. Now I ask you to see, acknowledge, and embrace your beauty. It may seem easier to embrace only your fallen side, focusing mostly on perceived flaws and faults, but this is not My will. You are beautiful to Me, and extraordinary. I want you to see and trust this! Walk instead from a state of Grace with confidence in what I have created and designed in you; great things shall come. Using your renewed strength of Spirit, step forward with Me today. I am with you always. 

Don’t Be Secretly Distressed

I know your thoughts, – every one of them. Don’t think you need to “screen out” what you bring to Me. Hand over your hard thoughts, too: the worries, lusts, fears, passions, and judgemental criticism. Allow Me to help you see them more clearly in the Light. I don’t want you to be secretly distressed by these things. I won’t hate you for your thoughts or struggles. I desire to be with you, guiding your steps and protecting you from cliffs and danger zones. Share it all with Me as the One you love, and be kinder to yourself. You are human, and I created you. I take you even with your mistakes and setbacks. Let Me fill you with My Grace to strengthen you against things that are harmful, providing internal and lasting Peace instead.

Head Into the Day Willingly

I need your help today, even if it’s hard or you make a mistake or others are insensitive in the process. Make it about Me, and I will bless that. I ask you to spread joy, leading with kindness, compassion, and dedication. By heading into the day willingly, – even if you don’t feel like it, – you are honoring Me and I will bless that. There will be time enough for everything. I have laid out the path before you, and you will find grateful faces surrounding you. I am a generous God, not a harsh, demanding one. Change your perspective from one of being “hurt” or “guilty” to one of being ready to see Goodness. My love abounds and the earth is dancing all around you. Rise up and join the dance.

I Am A Safe Place

It’s okay. Settle down. I like it when you stop to become calm, nestling closer to Me for reassurance. I am always a safe place; a shelter from the storm. Retreat into My refuge when you feel overwhelmed. My intentions for you are Good, – laced with strength to endure and protection from feeling defeated. When things don’t appear to be working out like you think they should, cozy up to Me. I am here and I love you more than you can even comprehend. You and I cannot be separated, and no amount of brokenness is beyond My capacity to heal or repair. Come to Me and be reassured and renewed in confidence. 

Come Out and Interact

I know some days it’s tough to feel sociable. You’d rather ‘hole up’, seclude, and withdraw. I may call you out, though, – asking or inviting you to interact with others. Even if you don’t feel like it, know that you can do it with My help when I nudge. I ask you to be strong and courageous, not scared or discouraged. I can make these interactions gentle on you. Be there for others today on My behalf. Find how enriching this contact with others can be when you come out. Help show My love in the world today, and find Me with you in doing so. 

Don’t Buy the Lie

All deceitful thoughts that try to suggest you are “less than”, unworthy, tainted, or that you somehow just don’t measure up are lies. It is not only My Presence with and in you that is Good; it is also My design of you.  Calm yourself with these words, allowing confidence to be bolstered. You are inherently Good and worthy of good things. How might you carry yourself differently in this day if you embraced your GREATNESS  and your much-needed place in this world? Don’t buy the lie that you don’t belong wherever I place you today. Choose to love as I love, filled by the grace and power to do so. This includes loving yourself, made in My image. Peel away any hurtful images the world has imposed on you, and discard those at My feet. Allow Me to make you whole again. 

End Worried Anticipation

I will not abandon you. I know how often you brace yourself for the day, concerned in advance that you will be met with adversity. You become hyper-alert and filled with worried anticipation. This anxiety is not allowing room for Me and your anxious mindset can easily derail you. Even if you do encounter adversity, – which will inevitably happen in life sometimes, – don’t forget that I will be with you and within you. Concentrate on Me and My protective guidance. You can stop bracing for negative outcomes because there is nothing that you and I cannot handle together. End your fearful anticipation by finding confidence and peace as you trust My capacity to handle anything that comes your way (even the hard things).