The world is full of vain pursuits of perfection. It’s so easy to be distracted by appearances and things other than My design or purpose for you. What catches the eye is not always what is essential to truly living well. Beware of eye-catchers that seek to become idols swaying you from healthier living and true pursuits. Look for My Guidance as I send genuine opportunities to satisfy your hunger for passion, recognition, and acceptance. Seek to hear My call to you at all times and look for opportunities to do what comes naturally to you. You don’t have to manufacture ways to be noticed in order to be pleasing in My sight.
Allow the draw of our relationship to keep you seated with Me long enough to gain your fill of truth and direction. I ask you to hold your tongue today and practice the art of listening before speaking. Observe those who are hurting and silently, secretly, offer them up to My healing hands. Take the pressure off of yourself trying to come up with the right words. Instead, stay true to the heart behind the tongue. Try this simple technique and see how My Love -Light grows through quietly attentive interactions. Be My Light on the world using your heart instead of your words.
I’m a tender God. I’ve been with you your whole life! Look back and notice the times when things worked out, when good people came through for you, and when you felt truly loved and cared for. I lovingly pick up the broken pieces caused by hurt, stress, and worry. When darkness fights for control in your head, misguidedly convincing you that everything is falling apart or that you aren’t lovable, recognize it as a lie. Come to Me and feel My consoling Presence affirming your worth and the established plan for Goodness ahead. My love for you rises above all else.
Listen to Me first. As you quiet yourself, hear Me reassuring you that you are fine just the way you are. Make that your starting point today. Stop berating yourself or putting undue pressure to perform before your day has even begun. Instead, start by resting in the truth that you are loved by Me, worthy, and capable. I equip you and won’t push you out the door alone to face or handle whatever is before you. We are in this together, with My power and Grace infused in you.
Why do you stress out with mental replays of the day before or past interactions? What’s done is done. Regretting that you didn’t do more or say the right thing won’t help. Nestle into My reassuring arms, trusting Me to make something Good come out of everything. I suggest that when anxious thoughts creep up, train yourself to say, “What I did was enough. God will take care of the rest.” The hardest part is choosing to believe this very truth. Be consoled by the fact that you don’t have to fix everything. Offer Me your best and I will do whatever mending is needed.
It’s OK to not be perfect. Repeat this to yourself often today. You are exactly the right fit for each task and situation I impose upon you. Take your whole self, – flaws and all, -with an inner confidence in My plan and your capacity to fulfill it. If any mistakes occur, acknowledge them without added guilt or shame and then move on. Even mistakes can be part of My design. You need to go easier on yourself, and this will help you go easier on others with enhanced capacity to forgive and love naturally. As you practice releasing unreachable standards and owning the fact that imperfection is okay with Me, you can laugh at yourself a little more and trust that I love ALL of you, even with quirks and flaws.
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.
See My Light filter into any space you enter. Notice how it emanates from you and from others. I am all around! Hear Me encouraging you to believe in yourself and to know and use your beautiful talents as only you can uniquely do. Focus your own heart on service to others and in so doing, serve My Purpose to fill the gaps and needs in this world. Hear Me saying “Well done, My faithful one” at the end of the day. I am Healer and Friend, – the way and the truth, – giving Life.
I am near. The One who breathed life into you and loves you fully is right next to you, – even inside your head and heart. Take comfort in My utter closeness. I want to ease your painful anxiety. In fact, I ache to lift that burdensome way of thinking. Oh My child, if only you would latch onto the truth. Be aware of My Presence and plan, knowing that I strengthen, equip, and comfort you exactly as you need at any given moment. Therein lies your peace of mind, patiently awaiting you to trustingly breathe it in.
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.