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Stop Trying So Hard

     Stop trying so hard. Keep your heart at peace and do what is before you. Sometimes you must be still when you want to move, and other times you must move and act when it feels more comfortable to stay hidden. I will lead you in your times and seasons. I will lead you by My peace. You will hear a still small voice saying, ‘This is the way walk in it.’ My ways will keep your heart honest, will allow you to honor others, and bear fruit in the work of your hands.

     Do not tear down your own works by your great efforts. Cease from trying to please everyone, just please Me and all will be well. Just please Me in the works of your hands, in how you treat all those around you, with how you treat your own self. Do not fear man, do not try to please man, do not try to acquire the affections or attentions of others by what you do. Just be what I’ve created you to be. Do not fear their responses, only work to delight Me. I can use you here or make a way for you in a new place, a place that will apply all of your giftings and talents.

     Stop trying to please your family, the world, friends, peers, boss, or your spouse. Do what I’ve set before you to accomplish in each day and do each task as unto Me, the results will be pleasing to those whose hearts are for Me. You will know when to prepare and when to stop. When to push in and when to hold back.

     I Am is to be your first love. When this relationship is set right, then all the others fall into line. In pleasing Me, you will know which way to go. In pleasing Me, you will honor your spouse and do what is best. As you look to Me for creativity and insight, I will awe you with even the details of that one’s heart that I’ve given you to and all those around your life.

     When you seek to please man then your potential cannot fully be realized, you can only go as far as man can imagine. I tell you that is not very far. Go as far as I’ve imagined for you. Come let us reason together and let Me show you what I desire to do in your life.

  • “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:21
  • The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.”  Proverbs 14:1-2
  • “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
  • I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”  Revelation 2:2-5