Sometimes when you feel the greatest pressure to be “on it”, getting things done, and “ahead of the game”, this is when you most need to STOP. Learn to recognize when you are trying to be in control instead of acknowledging My sovereignty over you and your life. Things will get done. (Maybe not in the volume and order you think, though). Let Me help you. Ask Me to lend a hand, but also ask Me to LEAD. I will make all things manageable for you this way.
You have a hard time giving yourself permission to take a break. Even when the break involves communication with Me, you still feel the urge to rush off and ‘be productive’ elsewhere. Cut yourself some slack. Get in tune with the essential nature of finding quiet time with Me. I can make your movement so much more efficient and effortless, but your striving must be for building My kingdom. Any other purpose will make you spin your wheels and burn out your engine. Be ignited for My plans, fueled by quiet thought and prayer time daily. Giving yourself room and permission to pause doesn’t make you a ‘slacker’. It’s essential to become grounded with Me first and foremost.
I have words of inspiration and encouragement for you today. Words of reassurance that I make all things new! Whatever is troubling you or weighing you down, let Me have a go at it. I tear down walls and rebuild bridges. You know Me. Our history shows that I am a God who parts waters, washing the hostility away behind you as I bring you to new ground. Be encouraged, and allow Me to give you vision with a new perspective. I am the God who renews and regenerates. Take it in.
There is much to be said for slowing down. In a fast-paced world there is little room for awareness of My Presence and My reign over you and all of life. Don’t let the task-master ways in you rule. Step back, often, and pause to listen – acknowledging My ways and recognizing My deep love for you. Be especially mindful of that today. Let Me bring peace back to your heart and mind.
Why do you start to tense up before the day has even begun? It’s like you are constantly bracing yourself for the unknown. Try this instead: embrace whatever is coming with joyful anticipation that Good things will surface! Set your mind on “things unseen” as something positive to look forward to. Picture things working out, – however, leave the definition of that up to Me. I make all things work together for Good. Inhale trust; exhale fear.
Stop putting so much pressure on yourself. Do you not remember that I am accompanying you every day, minute, and hour, – grasping your right hand every step of the way? Why do you loosen your grip? I will always let you choose to do things your way, but I still remain near and ever-present. Instead of feeling so stressed, pressured, and worried about the tasks and circumstances before you, try gripping My hand even tighter. Let Me lead you, one task at a time. Don’t cling to self-reliance. I can give you all the confidence needed to use your talents and energy for My divine purpose.
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.
See the calm; picture it in your mind. Feel the calm knocking ever so gently. Open the door and greet it, allowing calmness to come in and fill every space in your heart and home. Be the calm; breathe it in and choose to live with it ruling your pace, your mind, and your actions. It’s not ridiculous to try this and believe in My capacity to bring you My Peace. I make all things possible. With the help of My Grace, you can be peace-filled. I love you and I want this for you.
Stick close to Me. I know your anxious ways, but I would rather have you come to Me for reassurance. All is well. You are set to do the right thing today. My hand is at your back, gently guiding you from place to place. Breathe in confidence, knowing I’ve prepared you for whatever is at hand. You’ve got this; I’ve made you ready.
The path you are on might get a little rough. There may be uneven surfaces and elevations that challenge your balance and stamina. I can help when it’s not going smoothly. Lean into Me as your sturdy walking stick. When things get dicey, ask for My help to watch your step and your words. Respond with caution and use My lead to guide you, steady you, and bear some of the weight. Don’t forget about the view up ahead! You will get there, and it will be spectacular. I can keep you safe and protect you from a fall, especially if you slow down and allow Me to guide you over the rocky spots.