Close Enough to Make a Difference
Are you close enough to make a difference?
We are called to make a difference in our world. In the process, we can become disappointed, discouraged, and rejected. This hurts! In my life, as I went through a very painful rejection and betrayal, the Lord spoke to me and said: “If you’re not close enough to be hurt, you’re not close enough to make a difference.” This was a defining moment in my life. Either I was going to focus on the “hurt” that I had or could experience and protect myself, or I was going to focus on the mandate that I have to impact my world. Our Father God has made us a promise. In Isaiah 54:17, the Bible says:
“No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; every tongue that shall rise against you in judgement He will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, says the Lord.”
Every one of us have a choice to either walk in the fear of being hurt or to trust that the risk of making a difference will be met with the grace to walk in victory, no matter what comes our way. I pray for you today, that you would arise with a courage to trust in our good Father God, to embrace perfect love that casts out fear, and to choose to open your heart in order to make a difference in your world.
God bless you,
Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.
She, alongside her husband, pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. Over 35 years later, they continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to “equip all ages to discover destiny and activate purpose for local and global Kingdom impact.” Dr. Melodye is ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She and her husband, Steven, serve on the board of governors to Christian International as well as regional oversight for the Mid-Atlantic Region within their Apostolic Network.
In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders. In addition, she has established the Voice of Justice Foundation to be a voice of hope, hands of rescue, and an instrument of justice on behalf of the neglected, abused, or shamed. Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching. She has two grown children and three active grandchildren.