Even with all of the gifts and talents and abilities that He has put inside of us; even with our unique contribution to the world; and even with the uniqueness of our personality, still there is one thing that supersedes it all.
Sometimes we feel as though in order to love, we must give our whole heart to every person in our lives. The truth is that granting full access to our heart to everyone is really not loving, healthy, or wise. What healthy boundaries do is help us to keep the bad out and to let the good in. We know that God has called all of us to love unconditionally. When we can determine boundaries in our heart, we will actually be able to do this in a healthy way.
Sadly, life has not been fair for any of us. We all have experienced injustices, abuses of power, being taken advantage of. When injustice happens in our lives, we are not left without an advocate. We can run to the God of justice! In Genesis 8:25, the Bible says, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” When we arise and cry out to the God of justice, He will arise on our behalf. He will bring recompense and restitution. He will not only restore what was stolen from us, be He will give us so much more than what was stolen. Our God is a God of a double portion.
One of the greatest acts of humility is being an instrument of justice on behalf of another. There is so much injustice in our world. To fully understand what justice is, we must look at what injustice is. Put simply, injustice is an abuse of power; it is when a person takes their own influence, title, wealth, or leadership and they use it to take from another what God destined for them to have. When there is usery, or abuse, or taking advantage of another, that’s injustice! However, there is another way! We can be instruments of justice in this world!
C H A N G E. God began to speak to me that this is a season of change. But it isn’t just any change; it isn’t a change initiated out of my passion or desires, goals or dreams. The change of this season is a change that is initiated by Heaven. Rest assured that when God initiates change, it always has the power to succeed. It is already sanctioned by Heaven. Angels are already on assignment. It is already blessed! When we partner with Him in this, there will be a supernatural grace that empowers us to walk in those things that release Heaven in our lives, and in our spheres of influence.
In this short video blog, Dr. Melodye shares the three types of relationships that every person needs to be successful in life. We cannot only have those who are pouring into us and likewise, we cannot only be investing into others. The first relationship is: mentors. We all need mentors. In fact, the highest form of honor you can give someone is to receive what they carry. Timothy had Paul; Elisha had Elijah. We never outgrow our need for mentors and for people to invest into us...
Living without fear is a sign of destruction to the adversary. The Kingdom of God is advancing. God empowers us to do what He calls us to do, but when the adversary comes, what do we do? Paul is very clear in Philippians 1:28, that having NO FEAR is a sign of destruction for the adversary, and a sign of salvation for us.
Years ago, I was teaching on bullying in a public school and approaching the subject from a realm of neuroscience. You see, scientifically, the words and/or the actions that I project will feedback into my own brain and establish memory there. This takes place whether what I say and do is healthy or unhealthy. Simply put, what I speak towards others will in-turn affect me. As I spoke to these high school students, I explained that when we bully another—whether in big or small ways—it ultimately hurts us. As I shared this concept, one young man rose up and said, “I don’t want to do that anymore!” He was recognizing that his actions towards others were actually hurting him.
We all have the capacity to do what God is calling us to do. Our ability comes from Him. Our power does not come from our own strength, but we do have power in the Holy Spirit. We can have confidence that when He calls us, He sends us and directs us with His power manifested by His grace. Embrace all that He has for you today and partner with Holy Spirit to live a better, more powerful life.
This week, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares with you how valuable you are. No matter what you have experienced, no matter what has been spoken over you or how many times you’ve been broken apart and stepped on, absolutely nothing in life can take away your true value. Listen as one young man discovered this truth and how you can start embracing your unmistakable value today.