Discover Your True Strength

by Lindsay Roberts

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest book, “Discover Your True Strength”! It’s finally here and I’m so excited to share it with you. This book isn’t just another read—it’s a journey aimed at uncovering the amazing biblical strength within every godly woman.

As I poured my heart into writing this book, I anchored it using three powerful scriptures—Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13, and Nehemiah 8:10.

Consider this: Ephesians 6:10 encourages us to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” It’s not merely a suggestion; it’s an invitation to tap into a boundless source of supernatural strength, telling us we can face challenges that come our way with confidence and resilience.

And Philippians 4:13? It’s a rallying cry, reminding us that we can conquer anything through Christ’s strength within us! Think about the possibilities that can mean—no obstacle is insurmountable; no dream is too big. When we operate through Christ, we receive our strength through Him and attach ourselves to His Father, our Father, the Creator of the universe residing within us.

But there’s more! Nehemiah 8:10 unveils a secret weapon: the joy of the Lord. Imagine a joy so infectious and unshakeable that it fuels you with strength for every challenge. That’s the joy we can tap into in “Discover Your True Strength”—a joy that empowers us to face life’s obstacles with confidence and grace.

In this book, I’m pulling back the curtain to reveal the ultimate strength hacks I’ve found helpful in my life and ministry. They are from personal observations I encountered as I read through the Word of God. They are principles that I pray can bring you to a place in Christ to achieve all He has for you. We’ll explore the concept of strength stealers versus strength builders, uncovering things that can drain our strength and derail our progress. From things like unexpected financial pressures to chronic illnesses to daunting tasks, or some other kind of challenge. You can discover how God’s Word can turn challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation.

“Discover Your True Strength” is written to equip you with practical tools designed to help you walk confidently in godly strength, exploring how God’s Word can turn unusual situations into opportunities for growth. Through His supernatural anointing and blessings, God can turn depletion into completion, ushering us into a realm of possibilities we never thought attainable. By surrendering our situations to Him in faith, the Word shows us we can align ourselves with His strength, power, and guidance, giving us the hope to overcome challenges through Christ.

One of my favorite chapters is all about helping you discover your unique strengths. We’ll explore some of the gifts and talents that make you who you are, uncovering hidden superpowers you may never have known you had. While the world often emphasizes our weaknesses, this book takes a different approach. Instead, you are urged to shine a light on the inherent gifts and qualities that make you exceptional. Through a few unique questions and biblical observations, you can discover that there may just be a special, God-given reason you were created with these gifts—and a purpose for using them to make a difference in the world around you. 

Today, I want to encourage you to explore who you are from the inside out. Just as Father God knows you and has declared you fearfully and wonderfully made, I believe it’s through our connection with Christ that we can understand our identity and potential. Whether within our homes, schools, or communities, we can bring about unique change and biblical ideas to promote God’s kingdom and all He has called us to do. And even if you feel unqualified, the power of the Holy Spirit within us can unleash our godly strengths in ways that perhaps we never thought possible.

My prayer for you today is that you recognize the abundance of opportunities available to you, even in the middle of life’s challenges. Just as God presents these opportunities, I trust that He will also equip you with the strength, power, and wisdom needed to seize them. I pray for every aspect of your life, but especially for your obedience to God’s call, believing that He is faithful to provide everything necessary to fulfill His purpose in your life.

So, I invite you to join me on this life-changing adventure. Together, I pray we discover just how strong we truly are when we walk in the strength of Christ!

The Importance of Having Vision

Interview with Terri Savelle Foy and Lindsay Roberts

Lindsay: I’m holding in my hand the book, Dream it. Pin it. Live it. I’m so excited because Terri Savelle Foy is here.

Terri Savelle Foy: Yay! Oh, it’s an honor. And you’re talking about my favorite subject: dreams. I love talking about dreams. One of the reasons it’s so important to have vision, is obviously Proverbs 29:18 which says, “Where there is no vision, there’s perishing.”  But with vision, you come alive, you get focused, you get self-discipline. So, I like to say this…Let’s just imagine that it’s pouring down rain outside, and you jump in your car, you turn on the car, it works fine, the lights work, the heater works, the radio, everything seems to work except for one thing…the windshield wiper. As long as your vision is impaired, you are not going anywhere. And it’s the same with life. You will stay where you are. So I love to teach people how to start dreaming again and then go after those dreams.

Melissa: It’s never too late to start working on your dreams.

Lindsay:  You wrote, scripturally speaking, that God said, “All that you can see is yours.” And, I wrote on here, “Where your feet pass, you take the territory” –which is scriptural.

Melissa:  That’s good Lindsay. It’s a mindset shift.

Lindsay:  It is! It’s hard to to see outside of our circumstances and hit the reset button. So Terri, when you don’t believe the Word of God, or you believe the Word of God, but you just don’t think it’s for your life, how can you make the mental shift to really walk out your dreams? 

Terri Savelle Foy:  Well, I always tell people to start with a blank page. Start with a blank canvas. Years ago, when I was working with my dad, we were redecorating the offices. I was over in France speaking at a conference, and the girl who was decorating texted me and she said, “Terri, what do you want on this giant wall that your desk faces?”

     I texted her back, “A vision board.” She texted me back, “Huh?” I said, “I want a big vision board, because I want to put pictures of where I see the ministry going.”

     She found a cork board in a closet that nobody was using. She found a frame and she framed the cork board and hung it on the wall. Well, when I got back from France, I could hardly wait to see the offices, and I’d been gone so long I had to get caught up on my work. So I was busy.

     I remember sitting at my desk and I would look up at the empty corkboard. I cannot tell you how bad it bothered me to see nothing every time I would look up from my desk. And here’s my point…If you see nothing, you can expect nothing.

Lindsay: That’s right.

Melissa:  Powerful image.

Terri Savelle Foy:  If you see nothing in your future, then every year is just a repeat of the year before. 

    That’s how I used to live. Well, it didn’t take me long, I started putting pictures and images of where I saw my life going with just different things that I put on the board. This is how I like to help people get started, because for years, I didn’t know where to start. And I didn’t have dreams for my life. So, here’s the best way I like to tell people. Let’s imagine that it’s December 31st of this year.

Lindsay: Okay.

Terri Savelle Foy:  You’re projecting forward. It’s New Year’s Eve. You have your party hat on, you’re celebrating with your friends. Just imagine turning to your friend and saying, “This has been the most amazing year of my life.” Now, what would need to happen for you to say that? Because whatever it is, that’s what you’re going to write down. That’s what you’re going to put on the vision board.

Lindsay:  Wow!

Terri Savelle Foy:  So what does that mean? “I paid off $12,000 of credit card debt.” “I reached my ideal body weight.” Or whatever that looks like. “I’m driving my dream car.” “I sold five houses.” “I went on my dream trip.” “I conceived a baby.” “I’m pregnant.” What needs to happen for you to say, “This has been the best year of my life?” God is the one who declares the end from the beginning, right?

Lindsay:  He starts with the finished product.

Terri Savelle Foy:  Yes. So, another example is, I had a friend of mine who had the opportunity to minister to this famous actor in Hollywood, and he said when he walked in his house, he saw this big glass wall with 150 index cards all over the wall. And he asked him, “What is all that?” And the actor said, “Well, that’s my next movie I’m working on.”

     “Every good movie has ups and downs, and good characters, and bad characters, and conflict, and victory. I just move my scenes around until I get it the way I like it.”

Lindsay:  Interesting.

Terri Savelle Foy:  Well, my friend was looking at this and he said, “This is so confusing. How do you even know where to start?”

     And you know what the actor said? “That’s the easy part. You always start with the final scene. You decide how you want the movie to end, and then you work towards it.”

Melissa:  That’s so profound.

Terri Savelle Foy:  That’s what you’re doing with your vision board. When you imagine it’s the end of this year, what do you want to see happen? You take the time to write it down. Then you start moving towards it. Does that make sense?

Lindsay:  Yes, it makes perfect sense. In your book, I remember you saying, “Declare God’s promises over your life.”

Melissa:  Yes! It also says, “Declare your unique individual desires.”

Terri Savelle Foy:  Yes! It’s important to declare your dreams with action steps!

Hope in the Son

by Melissa Lee

When the enemy tells you that there’s no hope— no hope for peace, no hope for comfort, no hope for joy, no hope for the future––I encourage you to remember Paul’s hope-filled prayer:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

That’s the truth that can disarm the lies of the enemy. Turning our gaze to the risen Son, and inviting Him into every crevice of who we are, we can experience a hope that has the power to obliterate any attack of the devil.  With that, I compassionately share some good news. Satan is a liar.

I have walked through many hard times…most recent being the loss of my dear husband, Dr. Gary Lee. He is dearly missed and dearly loved. The Bible says we don’t grieve as those without hope, and in my grief I remain ever-trusting in the hope and promises of  Jesus.

Thank you for your prayers.

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