When People Are Draining You

You know how to show love, but other’s don’t always get it. I see you working hard to maintain connections in relationships that are bruised. Sometimes it’s okay to pull back temporarily and stay out of situations when people are draining you. Come to Me for replenishment. I will calm your frazzled nerves and soothe your aching heart. I will show you the way to love again. With My help and Grace you will be able to rise above past offenses and be forgiving and accepting of others even when they “don’t get it”. I do. I see your Good intentions and will bless your path because of it.

Speak With Me

Being with Me is not as hard, strange, or distant as you think. All it takes is a quieting in your thoughts to realize I am already there, – listening, loving, and guiding. I want My Presence known in the world. I want you to speak with Me intimately. The benefits of this are huge, accomplishing My works and also restoring and renewing your Spirit. Without Me you can become dried up, drained, and agitated. I desire life flourishing within you, a wellspring of joy. Be cognizant of My Presence in and all around you inviting conversation between us. I am here!

“That Close”

“That close”. You are “that close” to Me. This phrase is often used to talk about a near miss, but I say the opposite. You are so within reach that we actually overlap, with you-in-Me and I-in-you. I am not dodging you. We are already connected. Your only task is to be receptive and seek awareness of My glorious Presence within, —  accompanying, empowering, and healing you. Be mindful and aware of our union today, allowing this to influence your choices and motivate your interactions.

Allow Connections

You are a blessing to others just as they are to you. I designed it that way. You may not easily recognize your own need for others, so today I ask you to be mindful of that. I may be trying to speak to, nurture, and guide you in My ways if you open yourself to eyes that see and ears that hear. I also use you to intervene with others. My all-powerful and loving hands are always at work this way. Draw close to Me, allowing connections to others to happen. Do not isolate yourself; this is not My design.

Be Yourself Without Agonizing Afterward

You don’t have to worry so much about agendas, impressions, and accomplishments. Today is a day of connection. I call you to listen well, smile, laugh, and be yourself without agonizing about it afterward. I am in you and all around. You may even find yourself enjoying the interactions today. I love you just as you are, and there is freedom in allowing this to sink in. You can trust that I will bring you peace, because I am the Prince of Peace, after all.

Acknowledge Our Relationship

Do not forget about Me. You were once touched by the realization of My involvement in your life. It’s easy to be distracted by things, people, or concerns. Take time to acknowledge our relationship daily. Be aware of My majesty over your life, – guiding, supplying, healing, and holding your every need in My capable palms. I have a destination in mind for you. It takes into account your skills and experiences, calling you closer to Me while touching the lives of others in ways I have designed. All this requires listening to and recognizing our inter-connected relationship. When you forget this, you are easily pulled into wrong directions. Instead, celebrate our Oneness as your life unfolds and accomplishes My purposes, – building the kingdom together. 

Reach Out to the Lonely

Reach out to the lonely. Use My kind of eyes to notice the fragile threads of people’s lives. Pay attention to those who feel unaccompanied or disconnected. It doesn’t require much to pause and connect with eye contact, a consoling nod, or sharing a genuine word of encouragement.  I will shed light on opportunities to take time and notice others. Recognize the Light in you that provides strength and guidance on holy paths. You are not too broken to be My hand in the world.

Grateful Grin

Practice the art of peaceful smiling. Just pause, look around, and put forth a grateful grin toward all you see in the moment, knowing that you and I are meeting right here, right now. Like our own little secret, you can take pleasure in this connection. Trust that I am here, bestowing Goodness upon you. I am working everything out for your future so you don’t have to worry or think about that right now. Just smile and say, “You’ve got this, God, – and I’ve got you, so all is well”. Thank Me as I smile upon you, as well.

Instilled Ability

I have big things in store for you – bigger than you can even imagine. Let My plan unfold with an open mind to all that I call you to do. You are already Mine, – instilled with ability to bring about my purposes of healing, connection, and kingdom-building. Trust Me with this every day work, uttering a willingness to accept whatever is laid before you. Nothing will be too hard with Me there to guide and accompany you. You can even be peaceful in the process. There’s no need to waste energy on anxiety. Put aside those old ways, ready for all that’s coming.

With One Another

I know you like your alone time. I also bring you close to others for a reason. While I am always present and available to you, there are times when you need human interaction. Be divinely inspired to reach out to others today. Make yourself vulnerable enough to trust being on the receiving end of those encounters, too. You don’t have to hide behind that wall of fear or distrust any longer. I will always keep you safe. I am a God who is both “with you” and “with one another.” Find Me present in the mixture of these meetings with others.