Not Striving for Perfection

I am not the kind of God who withholds anything from you ‘until you get it right’. Stop your self-imposed pressure to be so “on” all the time, striving for a perfection that is not demanded by Me. Thinking you have to be 100% giving, kind, and perfect all the time is not realistic,- nor is it part of My design. All I desire for you to choose is to love and be loved. This includes loving yourself enough to be okay with real emotions, examining them as they arise and releasing any concerns into My loving, capable hands. I will assist you in dealing with them. It’s good and reasonable to have some flaws. Choose love, -including self-love, – today. 

Value in Waiting

When you are ready, I will show up. Even though I am always a reachable God, there is also an element of mystery as to when, how, and where I speak to you. Regardless, I am always present, – silently accompanying you. Wait to hear My Voice. You will recognize Me!  You’ve heard Me before and answered My call to you many times. There is value in waiting, and in this time for reflection. You can rely on Me even when I appear to be quiet. 

Already Holding Your Pain

Waiting is hard! I see your hurt, but you do not wait alone. Trust in the work of My capable right hand. I cradle you in My other arm while the right hand works on the hearts of others. You can work on forgiving them in advance so that when the time comes, you will be ready to show My love. I am already holding all of your pain. Take comfort in knowing My tender compassion for you is real. Breathe in My all-encompassing Grace, mending that which was once broken. You are bound tightly to Me now; be strengthened and comforted in this unshakable truth. 

A Better Balance

I have work in store for you, but I also have plans for “play”. A balanced lifestyle is a peaceful lifestyle. I call you to “seek peace and follow after it.” Look for things you can eliminate or postpone in order to restore the the right pace between work and rest. If you are too hurried or frazzled, you may miss the people and sights I place in your path today. My intentions are for your Good, and they include a better balance which you must choose intentionally for yourself. 

Be Open to Change

Go ahead -imagine big things! Don’t forget to include Me in that vision, walking side by side with you and lighting the path with My glory. I create big things and have so much intended for you. Do you believe this? You must alter old habits of worry and leave anxiety in the past. The better you get at releasing your worries, concerns, and hurts to Me, the calmer and more receptive you will be to the Good I have prepared. Turn your whole life over to Me, allowing Me to guide the plan as I see fit. Be open to change, trusting Me to be lovingly in charge of it all. 

Hurt and Forgiveness

People have hurt you. I know, and I ache for both sides. My design longs for unity, but you can only be in charge of yourself. Examine your ways, scrutinizing against any spitefulness and rooting for kindness to take its place. Forgiveness and love are at the heart of the lifestyle I choose for you. You can be bold in calling out the truth of bad behavior, but I caution you on how to do this. Use gentleness and loving intention, aiming for reconciliation. If the other side is not yet ready for this, leave it in My capable hands. You don’t have to address any of this on your own. Leave your hurt with Me. It is time to be released from its grip on your heart so that Peace can be with you, instead. 

You Are Enough

You are enough (even more than!). Get it into your head, and relax in this truth. Be comfortable in your own skin, because I am an amazing God and you are My amazing child. I am so proud of who you are: My creation, – oh-so-loved. Walk peaceably in this day, knowing you can have inner confidence based on My Light within you. Nothing has to ruffle your feathers. Approach each situation with a knowing and loving eye when you use My eyes that see and My ears that hear. Spread My love and joy to the world. 

Season of Peace

This is the season of Peace. My way is meant to be gentle, kind, and considerate.  So much energy is wasted on imagined conversations or encounters with others, anxiously preparing responses in advance. Let Me handle that for you. You don’t have to be on the defensive with Me in your thoughts. Trust Me to be present in all your interactions with others, allowing My calmness to supersede all else. You can brush off the remains of anger and hurt others caused you or may try to push onto you, knowing it isn’t yours to fix. Show compassion, and leave the rest up to Me to address. 

Enough to Get By

You are content and full. Sit with that image, acknowledging that I supply for all your needs…no more and no less than what is needed. Occasionally I send over-abundance. Perhaps you feel the opposite is true, worrying that you won’t have or be enough to get by. Fear is lying when it tells you that. I will never, – I repeat! – NEVER abandon or forsake you, – especially in your time of need. Take stock in My adequate provision for the next 24 hours. You can and will get by. I’ll supply everything that’s needed, one day at a time. 

Hang With Me in the Present

Don’t jump too far ahead with all your imaginings. I have plenty in store for you in just this day alone. Reel those thoughts in when they try to shift you into planning mode. Pull back and remind yourself to hang with Me in the present. Find the glory in the current moment. You’ll be better able to recognize Goodness when you turn to seek My smiling face. Let’s take notice in moments like this together often today, – thoroughly enjoying each other’s presence.