How to build up your confidence!

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Let’s have a talk sweet friend. If I could impart to you ONE thing it would be confidence. I believe that it (along with fear as its equal) is most people’s biggest struggle. 

I believe that we are born thinking we can do anything. Ask a 4 year old what they want to be when they grow up. You’ll get all kinds of answers. Some may even want to be the moon itself. They have so much confidence that they don’t even consider limitations!

So what happens? The enemy uses other people to tear our confidence down. We are labeled, told what we can and can’t do, and made to feel insecure. Words spoken over us at an early age sink into our souls and we start to believe them. We develop wrong thoughts and perceptions about ourselves and some are forever trapped in that.

That is NOT how we are suppose to feel. If we really love God we have to believe what He says about us. 

You see, He doesn’t make mistakes. He made you exactly the way you are on purpose. If you’re not confident in who you are, you need to ON PURPOSE change your mindset. You need to feed your brain and ears with the TRUTH about who you really are. Faith it until you make it. Believe the TRUTH, that you are beautiful, unique, worthy, IMPORTANT and beloved, IN FAITH. Choose to believe the good over the bad. Choose to believe that you matter. Choose to believe that the world needs your gifts!

Surround yourself only with people that life you higher. Refuse to be with those that don’t value you.

Learn that we are all just people in the end, trying to figure this thing called life out. You can do anything anyone else can do, you just have to take the leap and DO it!

Get over trying to be perfect. In the end, DONE is better than perfect any day. Don’t get to the end of your life and say what if I had just stepped out. I wish I had not let fear stop me. But instead choose to live boldly so you and look back and say, YEAH, I TOTALLY DID THAT!

Blessings,

Melodye

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How to have a powerful year

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You know I couldn’t leave 2017 behind without a word for you!!! Like many of you the beginning of a new year is a time of reflection for me. The past few weeks I’ve been looking back at 2017.

What a year! I had more challenges this year than I have ever had in my life. Pretty much through to the last minute. Physical, financial and spiritual BUT I knew God was growing me. I knew He had a purpose and I KNOW He is still at work.

Knowing that enabled me not to lose my mind. It enabled me to stay steady and determined. It enabled me to get to the breakthrough He promised me this time last year. I say this because I’ve never been able to do that before. I spent a lot of my life letting my emotions control me and drown out His voice.

So my word to you for 2018 is this. Make up your mind to see what God has planned for you no matter what the year brings.

James 1:6-8 says But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

If God gives you a word, if He gives you a vision but you don’t set your mind on it and BELIEVE IT, you lose it. You miss the blessings because you let doubt, fear, circumstances and other people’s opinions change your mind. That’s on you Boo! Getting a vision comes with responsibilities. YOU have to hold on to it, other people don’t. You have to see it, other people don’t. That’s what faith is. Evidence of things NOT seen.

God’s plans for your life will look crazy to other people. You’ll be called names, judged and attacked. Let me offer you this way of looking at that. It’s CONFIRMATION that you are on the right track. Do you think hell fools with people full of doubt?!?!? Do you think the Lord won’t test you to see if you trust what He has spoken to your heart? To see if you REALLY want it?

Don’t be tossed about this year. Stand firm. Stand steady. Save this post and come back to it all year. This isn’t just a new year message, it’s an every day word! Dig in your heels, put on your armor and hold your vision in your heart. Cling to it. Fight for it. Write it out (I’ll be talking about how to do that in a live broadcast soon!)

A lump of coal only becomes a diamond with time and pressure. Let Him press out your anointing. You can do hard things. Don’t be afraid of them. Have gratitude for them.

With that said my vision is more clear than ever. If you don’t have one, pray for one. He will give it to you. Then go after it with all you’ve got. Don’t get distracted, that’s one of the enemy’s biggest weapons. SET YOUR MIND AND KEEP IT SET!

May your 2018 be blessed. May God give you wisdom and favor in all things. May you find your fire and run with it.

For a free printable of James 1:6-8 to print as a reminder click here—->scripture printable

Blessings,

Melodye

Battle Plan for the Weary

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I recently did a live broadcast where I shared how I fight back when all hell literally breaks lose. When you are a child of God and you start making an impact for the Kingdom you better believe that hell notices. When you are doing good, evil WILL try to stop you. The hits WILL come and sometimes in waves.

I don’t say this to scare you but rather to tell you how to fight back. We are not defenseless, even when we have endured one hit after another, after another. The Lord has given us powerful weapons but it’s up to us to use them. It’s not easy to fight when you are exhausted, disappointed or angry but below I provide a list to keep you from going under and giving up.

BATTLE PLAN

I find that when I’m really wounded I get quiet and zone out. I disconnect. So what I have to be purposeful in doing is speaking truth and life over myself. I have daily biblical and non-biblical (I am not easily offended is one example) affirmations/decrees/declarations that I have written down that I say over myself while anointing myself with frankincense oil. I believe this creates a shift in the atmosphere and reminds me of who I really am. TIP: Having them written helps me to be able to say them when my heart is hurting and my mind is frazzled. Otherwise I might be tempted not to say them.

For the book of biblical affirmations I mention in the video click HERE.

I pray more because it’s harder for me to pray. I get on my knees, literally and pray. When you’re exhausted and depressed and wondering why God is allowing this craziness, it’s not always easy to keep yourself in prayer but that is exactly why it is SO very important. Even if it’s just HELP ME JESUS! And if it involves a person, I pray for them. Oh it’s soooooooo hard when someone has wounded you, but it’s powerful.

I get into the word. It’s hard for me to focus and I may have to reread the verses 10 times but I read my Bible. It’s a sheer act of obedience because when I’m upset it’s harder to pay attention. The Bible brings healing, power and peace. GET IN THE WORD!

I worship. Our biggest weapon is praising God when all hell has broken loose. When we do it in our storms it shows that our worship isn’t circumstantial. I thank God for the peace and resolution that is coming. Praise on credit because although I can’t see it, I know He already has the solution. Worship unlocks so many blessings and confuses the enemy. I thank God and I keep worship music playing as much as possible.

I anoint my doorposts. Just as the Israelites anointed their doors so death would pass over I anoint mine with Frankincense oil. I actually rub the oil on each of the doors that lead into my house. As I do that I declare that the enemy is to vacate. That my house serves God and God alone. That no weapon formed against me shall prosper. And whatever else my spirit stirs up in me. Talk about a shift in the atmosphere.

I fast. Jesus said that some things come only by prayer AND fasting. It is NOT easy to do when you just feel defeated. Your energy is already zapped. But we can do hard things. Suck it up and do it. When I fast I pray and read my Bible more than I usually do.

I felt like someone needed some practical steps to follow during spiritual battle time. We don’t need to just sit and accept defeat. Fight back. Take action. Push! Victory is ahead!

And to help you remember these I created a printable for you. Print it out and hang it up to remind yourself what to do when you are in a spiritual fight! Fill out the form below and CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL to get your printable.

 

 

Blessings,

Melodye