The Art of Being Hopeful

I have so much in store for you! But unlike a child whose anticipation makes them cry out, “I can’t wait!”, – I ask you to be a mature adult who has come to know the importance of waiting. You can still anticipate great outcomes. That is how hope works. Keep your eyes focused on the glorious horizon of all good things to come. Some may even occur in this day ahead! Yes, practice the art of being hopeful. Turn away from negative thinking. Patiently accept each task before you today, secretly knowing the ultimate truth: that I am yours and you are Mine for all times.

#behopeful; #goodthingsinstore; #nomoreanxiety; #Godhastheplan

Listen with an Intent to Understand

Be curious about all I have in store for you today. Instead of making judgements about those you encounter, listen with an intent to better understand and appreciate what they are sharing with you. Throw any hint of judgementalism to the wayside, including your own self-criticism inside your head. Allow yourself to be more at ease by accepting your own contribution as being worthy of attention and being enough for what is needed in the moment. All is well. You can trust that My hand is active in and all around your life.

#youareenough; #becurious; #stopjudging; #youareworthyofattention

Your True Worth

Let’s talk about your value and worth. You tie it to so many unpredictable variables that are fragile, flawed, and ultimately unsupportive. The opinions of others are heavily tainted by their own experiences and opinions, which most of the time has nothing to do with you. The brief moments where you may be acknowledged by or shown appreciation from others will never sustain your inherent sense of being valued. It’s only by looking into My loving gaze that you can see and hold on to your true worth. Turn to Me often to see what “unconditional” means, and allow My tender Presence to heal your bruised ego. I love you just as you are, and you are truly precious cargo that I carry with Me. I deem to protect and treasure you always.

#youareloved; #youaretreasured; #Godcarriesyou; #beconfident

Being Around Others

Being around others can be challenging. You long for belonging and acceptance, but interactions with others can be fickle and unpredictable. I am your constant Companion, ever-present and adoring of you. Let this loving truth overpower any fear of being rejected, excluded, or misunderstood. Look for My kindness to appear in conversations and exchanged glances or smiles. Enter these spaces confidently, trusting My Presence in and around you. I will meet you and be with you wherever you go.

#youareloved; #nomoreanxiety; #Godiswithyou

Soften Up

Take time to relax and remember that I have you in the palm of My hands. Cling to Me as I work on washing away old hurts, making you impervious to them over time. I’m not One to ask you to “toughen up”. Rather, I want you to soften up on yourself. As you learn to cut yourself some slack, you will find it easier to accept others are they are, as well. You won’t be as susceptible to the sting of off-handed remarks that tend to hurt or offend you. There’s no need to feel defensive when your confidence and assurance lies with Me.

#lightenup; #cutyourselfsomeslack; #Iamworthy; #nomoreanxiety

No Eligibility Required

You know My voice already and hear My messages of reassurance and peace. Share that calming call with whoever most needs it today. Your voice can be trusted, and I need you to spread My loving comfort in the world. My love does not require any eligibility; it is freely available to all regardless of history or flaws, including you! Everyone is welcome at My table.

#restassured; #Godisforyou; #youareloved

Embracing All the Sides of You

You are getting it, and starting to see that My view of you and My plans for you include loving and appreciating yourself more exactly as you are. I’ve instilled a bold drive in you just as much as a soft, sensitive side. I created you to shout as much as to whisper, to laugh as well as to weep. You are not only worthy of attending to others, but also of being attended to by Me and others. I want you to work at uncovering and tenderly embracing all the sides of you that you’ve tried to hide internally instead of selecting only what you think is appropriate or acceptable outwardly. Reveal it all to Me, because I like you just the way you are and I want you to like yourself, too.  

#youareenough; #selfacceptanceisgood; #lovedjustasyouare

You Are My Masterpiece

You are My masterpiece! How I’ve loved painting, sculpting, and rearranging you into a beautiful image. Do you recognize the beauty in you? How I would love to see you walking confidently today. Can you imagine the possibilities if you saw yourself as fully acceptable, accepted, richly blessed, and basking in grace? If only you would allow yourself to trust this truth using a simple act of breathing, “I choose to believe”. You can do this! It’s not egotistical to choose self-acceptance when viewing through the lens of My eye. I want goodness to surround you, and I desire for you to receive My love for you. Say yes! Say thank you. Choose to believe; that’s all I ask.

#youarebeautiful; #chooseconfidence; #believe; #godsdesignisgood

Practice Love and Acceptance

So much of the world is presented in extremes: “right” vs. “wrong”; “my way” vs. “your way”. I am much more tolerant of frailties and misgivings. My will is for what is full of Goodness and Love, – the extreme Light of the world. I desire for you to practice that kind of love and acceptance of others even in their places of darkness. People get overshadowed by pride, ego, fear, and defensiveness. These get cloaked in anger, retaliation, gossip, and vengefulness. The best way to combat darkness is with LIGHT, – My Light. Picture yourself cloaked in shining garments, radiant with peace. You can be an element of Grace and Light in the world. Even if it’s only in one corner today, you can light up a room. I will equip you as you ask for help. Let Goodness triumph over darkness today; do not fear, for I will give you safety and reassurance.

#Godwillhelp; #betheLight; #youaregood

Leave the Judgement Calls Up to Me

Your biggest Achilles heel is worrying about what others think of you. I am not worried about that like you are. I see things differently. You are so prone to interpreting every glance, grimace, or comment as either positive, favorable, and ‘likeable’; or as negative, disdained, and a ‘turn-off’. Judging people and sizing everything up is deeply ingrained into your habits, yet this is the part I want you to work on with Me. Ask Me to take over the interpretations while you work on your response to others. Aim for acceptance, tolerance, and trying to understand where others are coming from. Leave the judgement calls up to Me as you work on embracing others just as they are. This, in turn, will bring you greater peace and improve your capacity to love unconditionally.

#loveothersastheyare; #nomoreanxiety; #aimtounderstand; #askforGodshelp