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.

Let Me Help You With That

I am a God who loves you. The world has messed you up a bit. I don’t control that part because I allow you and others to make your own choices. Choosing to love and forgive is hard on your own. Let Me help you with that. I also ask you to love yourself, which may involve self-forgiveness and recognition of your true value and likability. I can’t control what you tell yourself daily, but it breaks My heart when you despise or chastise your inner self. Ask for My help to be kind, loving, and forgiving instead – especially to yourself first. This will spill onto your interactions with others.

Mending Self-Blame

I can pick up the pieces of your shattered heart. Let Me take all of the factors that caused it to break: hurt, disappointment, and self-blame. The hardest one to mend is the self-blame. You worry so much about every detail in retrospect, but I call you to focus FORWARD. When you spend so much time looking back with regret and shame, I cannot lead you ahead. Entrust Me with what was in the past, leaving it behind you. I place you with a clean slate in the present, – forgiven. Step into the day open to possibility and change. Redirect your thoughts when they try to slip back into habits of self-blame and regret, pointing your sights ahead instead to follow My aim for you.

Secretly Celebrating Who You Are

Let Me fill you with good words today, -self-talk that builds up rather than tears down. Stop berating yourself in such hurtful and demeaning ways. I want to lavish you with renewed self-confidence, fueled by My Light that is woven into your very being. I designed you with great love and attention to every detail. Let’s work on an inner song with loving lyrics, secretly celebrating who you are for a change. Ruminate on the things you like best about yourself. No more blame and shame or hurtful words. You are My beloved!

Give Me a Chance

You can put your hope in Me. I know you are leery, though. Life circumstances and hurtful encounters have made you retreat into self-protection. When you distance yourself from others, though, you actually distance yourself from Me. Give Me a chance to love you again, – even through others. Draw near and see what happens. My mighty hand of healing and love can work miracles. Start with an ounce of hope and mix it with a splash of belief that things can get better. Allow Me the opportunity to work in your life like that. I am a trustworthy God.

Heal Your Capacity for Self-Love

What will it take for you to love yourself more? You don’t have to wait for the next accomplishment or compliment to come your way. If you remain stuck in habits of constant self-criticism it will be hard for love to stick to you. Tell that ego-driven mind to settle down and not be fed by lies. Remind yourself that you are loved, lovable, and likable right now, -just as you are and just as I designed you to be. This doesn’t have to “earned”; it is the truth. Embrace your Light within. Let My love rule and heal your capacity for self-love.

Recognize the Goodness In You

It pains Me to hear you beating yourself up so much on the inside. Your unrelenting self-critical thoughts are doing damage to My beautiful creation. Those exaggerated images of your flaws are blown out of proportion. Oh My Child, come to Me to hear the truth and find the reassurance you need. Look up, My beloved, and recognize the Goodness I designed and see in you. I long to restore your self-image to its natural state of ease and radiance. Trust Me, believing that you are good, kind, and capable. You are a reflection of Me. Try being gentle and kind in your self-talk today.

Grace Can Fill In the Cracks

I am with you in your brokenness. It is through the chips and cracks that I can seep in and become a part of you. Acknowledge My Presence in you. Stop feeling like you have to strive for some intangible goal of “worthiness”. See My unconditional love and acceptance reflected back to you when you look in the mirror. Learn to be tender with yourself so that you can mend from unpleasant experiences. Trust My love and acceptance, for this is truth. 

Rest is Primary

Turn down the volume of the radio in your head, trying to play several stations all at once. Try listening for the still, small voice which is Mine. Tenderly I tell you, “You are so loved”, – by many and by Me. Stop berating yourself and piling up the lists of actions you think are required to be worthy of love. It’s okay to sit still. Practice the art of doing less in order to grow strengthened for the journey ahead. There is much that will be required of you eventually. For now, though, rest is primary. Hear My words so that you can be rejuvenated before taking action.

You Have What it Takes

You may ask, “Why me, Lord?” Wondering why I chose you or why you are in a particular circumstance; wondering if you are enough, or do you have what it takes. My answer may surprise you. I say you are a perfect fit. I say you are more than enough, – equipped for whatever it takes. I deem you ready and capable. Others will look to you for leadership. Say yes to Me. Offer to be utterly resounded to My will and My plan, and all will unfold as it should.