Permission to Enjoy

Give yourself permission to enjoy things. There is no need to feel guilty or undeserving when good things come your way. I want you to experience joy and happiness and a life of ease, even though all of life will not be like this. Problems, losses, and challenges inevitably cycle through, but I still want you to be happy. Look for the gifts I place at your fingertips and give a nod of thanks to Me, your loving God, who provides all that you need and abundantly more than you could ever imagine or ask for.

#behappy; #enjoylife; #givethanks; #Godprovides

Things Can, Do, and Will Work Out

You fret about a lot of unnecessary things, picturing the worst-case scenario and bracing anxiously for the unknown.  I call you to address this habit and intentionally change your thought process. When you catch yourself building worries, – STOP. Remind yourself that I am a loving God who is taking care of you and has Good plans in store. Remind yourself you are loved, loving, and capable, and then say, “I trust you Lord. Things will work out in the end. They have before and they will again, because you are caring for Me and my situation.” Things can, do, and will work out. Choose to believe, and allow yourself to live life with greater ease and happiness.

#nomoreanxiety; #thingswillworkout; #calmingthoughts; #GodhasGoodPlans

Capable of Being at Peace

You are full of valid feelings and emotions, yet you are so hard on yourself, judging yourself too critically. I made you capable of being at peace. You are loving and loved! As you treat yourself with tenderness, the emotions that surface will be freed. With practice you can learn to offer yourself better self-acceptance. Once you do that, laughter will well up more freely. Let Me pour out My Grace on you, soothing the anxiety and washing away tension. Allow yourself to picture and live a life of happiness and ease. You can trust and believe that this is actually what I want for you.

#nomoreanxiety; #learntoloveyourself; #Peaceisavailable; #livewithease

When the View Appears Bleak

The road recently has felt arduous. No matter how difficult, though, I have walked it with you. Side by side, I am carrying the roughest and most grueling parts. I know it’s hard to feel joy when the days are dark and the view appears bleak. It’s not, though. All I can do is reassure you that hope is alive and well, and there is reason to believe that lighter days are in store for you and for those you love. Cling to Me today. Hold tight, and don’t give in to discouragement. You deserve happiness and will find it yet again.

#hopeinGod; #hopeisalive; #nomoreanxiety

Notice Things

Open the shades and peer outside. Take note of the stillness and calm of the morning. Like a blanket of snow, I cover the earth, – hovering over plants and grass, and blossoms awaiting their time in the spring. But I’m not just “out there”. I am inside, – in each home and each person, – including you. I’m the One peering out, giving you eyes that see and moments to capture in your mind. Let your aim today be to notice things with curiosity and delight. See how this lifts your Spirit and your mood. Be elevated by what you take in as you discover all I’ve laid out before you.   

#takeitallin; #seetheworld; #Goodnessallaround

Where the Wind Blows

You know not where the wind blows, but I do. You don’t need to worry about that. Stride into today letting just enough breeze carry you to the destination arranged for these next 24 hours only. Resist the tendency to think ahead, and just relax into the day,  approaching it with curiosity and hopeful intrigue. You don’t need to map everything out in order to feel happy. See how not worrying about all the details and just letting life unfold enlivens your spirit.

#nomoreanxiety; #ridethewind; #letgoofcontrol

Happiness Can Fall Into Place

I know you try your very best every day. I see you striving diligently to work hard, be thoughtful, and be fruitful. Thank you, My child, for your dedicated service to Me and My kingdom. Some think all of this hard work only brings rewards in heaven. I tell you that you can expect good things as soon as in this day ahead – not because it was “earned”, but because I desire your happiness. Awareness of My constant Presence with you is all you need to find true peace.  From there, happiness can fall into place. Find Me in your midst, joyfully awaiting your attention and companionship.

 

High Bar of Expectation

Try not to set yourself up for “failure”. Too often you measure your value by how consistently pleasant, productive, happy, energetic, etc., you are. If you get caught by unplanned demands that cause irritation or setbacks, you become frustrated and irrationally believe you’ll be “falling short”. This high bar of expectation can become damaging to you. Living My way requires flexibility with trust. Know that all things can be accomplished in due time if they are taken on as part of My purpose and My plan. Sometimes it’s in the unplanned events that I am most able to do Good works.

I Am Involved

Put your trust in Me. I am involved in your life, already at work. Good things are coming your way. Do work that exalts My name. I need your strength of voice and character and spirit to lead others. Don’t confuse people’s unhappiness as being a sign that you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. Show love just as I have love for you. Let Me take care of the outcomes, knowing I am involved in their life, too. You can still be happy without feeling guilty that others are not.