You can stop worrying about what others are thinking of you. Picture what I think about you instead. I already like who you are, and I don’t want you getting caught up trying to measure your scope of influence. Get comfortable with “being” today: being present, open, relaxed, and self-confident even if you are not contributing to the conversation. You presence alone is part of the plan. Remember that I place you in each situation you find yourself in today. Concentrate on how you are needed and know that what I have in store for you is important and you are enough for the job.
I see the tears that sting your eyes in private. It’s okay to cry in front of Me. It would be unreasonable to expect your life to be devoid of hurt or sorrow because real pain happens. When tears stem from grief or worry, let Me help with that. I will sit with you as long as you need until your breathing slows and your guard lets down. Let Me be your protector, comforter, and guide. You’ll never have to face anything alone. Lean into My loving Presence and know with confidence that I’ll help get you through.
You can avoid preoccupation with future things. Don’t let yourself get tripped up with obsessive thoughts about situations and results that may never actually occur. Stay close to Me, your Shepherd. I know what is over the horizon. Let Me lead you on steady paths. Please, don’t try to race ahead in your thoughts or actions. You’ll only waste precious energy and create needless worry for yourself. Enjoy resting at My feet for a while. Allow Me to take over the planning for tomorrow, and the day after that. Enjoy the scenery of where I have brought you to today.
You know how to love. It comes instinctively because I am in you and you are in Me. Be mindful of that and attentive to ways I place opportunities before you to demonstrate love. Perhaps in a gesture of kindness or an act of service for another. Maybe as a listening ear or in a concerned question you pose sensitively to another’s worry or pain. You may even be called to make light in a situation using humor when laughing it off is the best reaction. Don’t get caught up by fear of failure here. You can’t go wrong when your intention is genuine. Love wins, always.
Why do you fill your head with anxious thoughts, problems to analyze, and preparing for things that haven’t even arisen as concerns yet? You spend so much energy planning ahead for things that never happen. Try practicing being alert in the present today instead. Notice the play of light outside your window. Feel the cool air coming inside. Take in each sound: clock ticking, birds calling, dog barking, the ceiling fan. Notice the variety of colors and textures as you move your eyes to slowly scan left to right. In quiet observance of things around you, you can take your mind off the “to-do list” and see the calming effect being with Me in the present can bring. Now, thank Me for the with-God life you have readily available at your fingertips. Go in peace.
Most of what we’re worried about never comes true. Release your worries and cares prayerfully into My capable hands. Be confident that I am still attending to every detail even in this confusing time. Close your eyes, finding that still, small place where we can commune without words. I send you My Love-light. Let it wash over concerns that linger. Experience My Grace pouring over these moments, freeing you to relax and find the source of all peace. I am with you, in you, and I have plans in store beyond your capacity to imagine right now. Have faith that what I have in store is ultimately going to bring Goodness. You can trust that I will meet your needs one day at a time.
I’m preparing you to start this day. You’ve wrapped your head tightly around your to-do list, but I may have other things in store. I ask you to be flexible today, open to how I want to work in your life. I know how releasing your grip of control makes you nervous, but as you place child-like trust in Me you will see how much easier I make the work ahead. Let go of your worries, investing confidence in Me and My Good plans in store for you.
I’m a tender God. I’ve been with you your whole life! Look back and notice the times when things worked out, when good people came through for you, and when you felt truly loved and cared for. I lovingly pick up the broken pieces caused by hurt, stress, and worry. When darkness fights for control in your head, misguidedly convincing you that everything is falling apart or that you aren’t lovable, recognize it as a lie. Come to Me and feel My consoling Presence affirming your worth and the established plan for Goodness ahead. My love for you rises above all else.
I have so much affection and love for you! You shine in ways that bring Me delight. I wish you could see yourself as I see you; how differently you would walk, carrying yourself with ease, lightness, and confidence in each step. Oh how it would change you to not be so worried about what others are thinking about you. They are drawn in with joy and an eagerness to be in your presence when you emanate Our united Love-Light. This is attainable just by choosing to accept My love for you and living by it with integrity and belief.
Listen to Me first. As you quiet yourself, hear Me reassuring you that you are fine just the way you are. Make that your starting point today. Stop berating yourself or putting undue pressure to perform before your day has even begun. Instead, start by resting in the truth that you are loved by Me, worthy, and capable. I equip you and won’t push you out the door alone to face or handle whatever is before you. We are in this together, with My power and Grace infused in you.