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.
Let people love you. Take in their kind words of acknowledgement, affection, or even admiration without your usual tendency to rip it all apart with internal self-criticism or outward deflection. I long for you to feel at peace and worthy of love. Reaching a place of self-acceptance requires releasing doubt and old traces of self-hatred. No one else is nearly as hard on you as you are of yourself. Allow My Love and Grace to enter in, deeply washing over your habit of self-rejection with compassion. Try seeing yourself through My eyes that love you unconditionally. I even love on you through others, too. Let us in; don’t close off or deflect genuine affection when it comes your way. Take it in, trusting in the truth of your worthiness.
Let Me soothe your soul. Take in deep breaths, choosing to mentally inhale trust and exhale needless worry. No matter what happens, I’ll help see you through. Picture your current challenges as if they are packaged in a brown box, attended to by you for a little while. Deliver each one on to Me so I can ship them off labelled “handled with care”. I do care about you and your every concern. I’ll get you through safely and securely.
Come to Me in the quiet of the morning and be fed small bites of comfort. I am tenderly taking care of you, healing your hurts and wounds. Don’t get stuck in a pity party for yourself. That doesn’t help, and it fogs up the window showing how clearly I am working in your life. Instead, go to the window and look out. Find the dawn again, with hope on the horizon because I am with you. I sustain; I heal. I need you to demonstrate what hope looks like to others. Hope assures you that I will bring Good out of every circumstance and trial.
I can tell when you are wrestling with thoughts and emotions that consume more energy and attention than they deserve. Shrug those worries off as much as you can by focusing on My way of loving. Learn to leave the past in the past; don’t keep mulling it over. The more you can live conscious of My Presence in the present and My plan to work all things together for Good, the more relaxed and focused you will become. Ask Me what needs to happen today and trust Me to show you, minute by minute. Come to Me all you who are weary and find life full of burdens; I will give you rest from your worries.
Don’t get caught up in trying to imagine everything and work it all out in your head. I don’t work that way. Instead, let the worries of today fall away for a second as you face Me in your mind. Take a deep breath and continue to seek My face. You don’t have to fear what I’m going to say. My words are always of reassurance. You are okay – and loved. I’m right here beside you and am never going to leave your side. Let’s step into today together, trusting that I’ve made you ready and equipped you for any tasks or encounters that take place. I can and will help you focus, giving you right words to say when the time comes. You can be brave with Me at your side.
Hear Me: I need you. You are Mine. These things go hand-in-hand. Spend time together with Me first every day so you can settle your thoughts and be in tune with My unconditional Love for you. With this as your starting place, you’ll become aware of what I ask of you today, knowing full well that I’m your backbone, protector, and guide. I won’t push you beyond what you are ready for. Be open to My call, which ALWAYS starts from a place of Love. If fear tries to come into play, breathe deeply of My reassurance and tell it you can’t be tricked into not believing all you are capable of today.
Let Peace be your friend today. Link arms and enter rooms slowly and observantly together, aware that My Presence is with you in each place you go. Look knowingly to My Spirit accompanying you as your BFF (Best Friend Forever). You don’t have to get so worked up or anxious. I’ve got this, and we are together for every move. Take confidence, using deep breaths to calm yourself as aided by My Peaceful companionship. We’re in it all together.
I know the stress you have been under, dealing with constantly racing thoughts. Savor a moment with Me. Linger a while longer, resting in My gaze, and see how it changes you. I notice you lowering your eyes, afraid to acknowledge or accept My unconditional love for you, – but just try to hold My gaze again. The best way to heal your spirit is connecting with Me like this, – daily, hourly, in the moment. Whisper to yourself, “I am loved”, repeatedly. This ultimate truth can mend all brokenness and reduce the power of troubling thoughts. Let Me do a gentle takeover in your anxious mind.
Sometimes I call you to sit and be still, but right now it’s time to get going. I’m nudging you, – urging you to use the drive I’ve instilled in you to get things done as part of My will. Be encouraged; this is according to My plans for you and for the world. Everyone has a part in My design. Your work is important and meant to be shared with others. Take the risks needed and find My Glory unfolding brightly as you go along. I’m ALL IN and in it all with you.