There’s a lot going on for you. I know about everything on your plate. Take time out to pause and recognize My Presence in each interaction and activity. Mentally pause to nod in My direction, acknowledging My sovereign and intimate involvement within you and those around you. Smile inside, aware of the Goodness in our connection. A sense of purpose will arise out of the busy chaos when you stop to take notice of My powerful and loving Presence. I can calm the waters anywhere you go.
I recognize your weariness and the emotion that accompanies it. Your anxiety and stress, – sometimes including sadness or irritability, – leave you feeling overwhelmed. Press on. Come to Me with all of it and rest a while by My side. Let the tears fall. Then, after you have been able to share the load with Me, rise up. Notice that I don’t stay seated, pushing you away while saying “Just get going”. No, – I rise with you. We’ll press on together. We can handle anything this way. Let’s take it slowly, – one day, one hour, one moment at a time.
You will get your “drive” back. Sometimes I call you to slow down, and even to stop. I don’t mean for you to entirely back out of life and all of its commitments. Balance is the key and pausing to spend time with Me daily is the fuel you need. Fill up on My reassurance and love for you. Take in gallons of encouragement. My ways are gentle and kind, and I want you to treat yourself well with the same intention. Put the brakes on when anxiety and self-hatred try to take the driver’s seat. Order them to get out of the car; they don’t belong there. Let Me take over, steering you in the right direction. My ride is meant to be safe and slow, giving you ample time to take in the scenery.
Simplicity is where it’s at. As you de-clutter your surroundings and your head, you make room for you and I to be together more. When thoughts are clouding your mind and decision-making feels super challenging, picture yourself getting rid of them one by one. Take out each worry and each plan, reviewing them before Me and examining what needs to be kept and what can be discarded. Try ridding yourself of at least one thing today, physically or spiritually. Put time with Me back in it’s place. As you make room for My Presence and stay awhile with Me, peace will fill the gaps.
There are so many disruptions gathering in mind that take you away from hearing My soothing voice. Stop and take a deep breath. Concentrate on clearing out thoughts as you notice your breathing. Now, let My love-message rise and take over your head-space, filling you with Light and Peace. No matter what else is going on in your life – or how pressing and foreboding it all may feel, – My power can overcome all of it. Allow this momentary reassurance to replenish you with confidence. My love for you is REAL, and all-encompassing; ready to help you with everything.
In whatever you encounter today, focus on My love for you. With every bite of food, every breeze that brushes your face, every friendly greeting from others, be reminded that I love you fully and completely, just as you are. When negative self-talk or assumptions try to take over and influence you, consciously push those thoughts aside. Breathe in trust; exhale hurt. Make room for My love to enfold and inhabit you. I can heal and restore you with light and Goodness as you concentrate on My love calming your nerves and soothing your mind.
I know the pressure you feel. I see the good intentions of your heart. I know you even better than you know yourself. I’ve been trying to teach you an important lesson: the combination of thankfulness and trust. In each moment you have the opportunity to thank Me for something and to trust Me with everything. Pausing in your busy day to acknowledge Me with thankful trust will bring you satisfaction, comfort, and peace. Try it now. Ease your needless anxiety, coming to Me with an appreciative heart so that I can refresh your perspective.
I know it feels like there is never enough time. Countless tasks, chores, activities. The days feel too short and the stress load too much to handle. Let Me be the Keeper of your time. Hold the lists before Me, trusting that I can give you the energy and resources to get things done, one at a time. Know that I nourish you when you build in time for rest and play. Trust My God-clock, doling things in right measure and pacing you through life until the work of My kingdom is complete. I promise to not burn you out because I desire your well-being. It’s OK to not finish everything on the list today. Work on not being so fearful of getting it all done. Release those worries to Me, your Time-Keeper.
Whatever is burdening you, I urge you to set it down. Take a break from obsessing about it or trying to fix it. Put it next to you on the table and come sit with Me for a bit, instead. Relax in My Presence, – experiencing a return of calm and peacefulness. Even if this is only momentary before you scramble to pick it all back up, remember that you can take a break from fretting as often as you need to. I will be waiting, each time.
Look at how comfortable you are when you take time to sit in My Presence. All the cares of the world seem to wash away, at least briefly. I see your anxiety start to rise as you picture moving into your day, facing a multitude of tasks and encounters with others. This is why I teach you to cling to Me. Like a scared or overwhelmed toddler entering a new place, I will pick you up, comfort you, and carry you in… setting you down and urging you to go interact with others when I deem you are ready. You can look back over your shoulder at any time and be reassured that I am still here, – watching, present, and safe within reach. Go forth with confidence, knowing we are always together. You are Mine.