A story about fasting

I remember at the beginning of the Lord showing me how to trust him. I was fairly new to the homeless life. This was in 2015. I guess it was half way into being homeless because at this point I woke up on the sidewalk for the last time in 7 weeks.

Anyways my friend and I were walking and we were talking and I heard Melissa I want you to fast. As he had been so good to me during this time I was homeless I said ok.

For anyone who doesn’t know the homeless life. It’s a bit rough. On the weekends was the best because people came around and fed you real hot food on Saturdays. Like all day long. Never missed a Saturday.

So obviously this was a Friday. I was doing real good. I stopped drinking all together and got involved at Jesus saves with Volunteering. Morning noon and night I was cleaning and serving. Then I had a thought shoot what am I going to do out here with no job money and limited good food. I already knew the people on the street however I didn’t know the people on the inside. The result was the volunteering. It worked great.

So on that Friday that I heard GOD tell me I want you to fast I was ok with that not realizing that the next day was Saturday til the end of the day. So later that night I remember the next day was Saturday. I called my friend and said Jimmy I told the Lord that I would fast and tomorrow Is Saturday. He said to me you can’t go back on your word. I said your right. Uggggg! No good good for me.

My friends the following day being Saturday my community and I were sitting were we always sat. From Morning til 4 pm. Nothing like I saw before in the months I had been out there. Was out there in total 3 days short of a year.

Anyways, the people (that’s what we called them) came around with fresh baked cookies, candy so much hot food I can’t tell you and you know what else. Fresh banana bread and cups of milk. I was like you have to be kidding me. So being the only one in my community who wasn’t drinking I was the only one fasting.

Oh the temptation. I wanted so bad to eat all those fresh things that were coming around not just the fresh food it was hot. I stuck with it. I didn’t eat not one thing. The things I could out into a paper lunch bag I did and saved it for the following day. Th moral of that story was I trusted him again. He was showing me how much control he has over people.

Don’t think for one minute he doesn’t because this isn’t the only testimony that I have of him doing this to me. Other ways did he teach.

However this time he was also testing me. He had all of those people come with all that good stuff just to see if I would be faithful to him.

That’s the way he works and YES SUCCESS! I did it.

If you are struggling with something fast show your faithfulness and love for him. And see what happens.

For me he brought the right people in my life to get me off the street. Another Success because that life is hard.

Happy Father days GOD. I love you with all my heart and Soul, and I thank you for this time in my life.

Much love my friends as always. 💜💜💜💜😇

Melissa Giles

The blessing is coming if you just change your attitude.

There is power in change. However changing your attitude can be a bit difficult. Number one you have to want it. You have to say enough is enough and want the change. I truly believe that when you start or led to something that you can’t do or something completely different than what you are normally doing. That’s when people start coming into your life that you didn’t even know exists.

It’s like where in the world did these people come from? What?!? they don’t judge, they are constantly there for you. Even when you think they aren’t they are.

It’s like GOD is with you all the time in which he truly is. However, these people they talk truth just like GOD, they encourage just like GOD. They love unconditionally just like GOD.

See in our life time which could be so short. Right, I mean we don’t know when that time will come. Right. So when we are led to something better than what we are are doing. Then my friends that’s when we want to embrace the change of Attitude. We want to know they got what we now want right?

The dream that they are telling in which is there life. How did they get that stuff. Cars, houses, an abundance of money. Living a life of not only freedom however freedom on the inside in which is the most important to their success.

Think about it, they didn’t get to live their dreams because they were swearing, putting others down instead of lifting them up. They weren’t in the mindset that we know to have.

This is why we don’t understand how. It just isn’t sitting in why your not succeeding.You don’t get it.

You always hear the story first of whoever is talking right. It’s their own testimony to tell you how they got to where they are now. They say I was a broke magician, I lived in the Bronx, I was homeless and living in my van.

The point being is they had to work just has hard as you are going to have to work to change your thinking to be like theirs.

How do you do that? Here are some ways that you can do that. I really don’t know how many are going to come out I’m just going to write.

First let me tell you a little bit about GOD and churches. If you go to church or listen to Church they are always encouraging right. They say the names in the Bible and their stories right? Well those are great to hear now you know how much Love GOD has for you and me right? That’s awesome. They say your blessing is coming. Look what happened to JOB, or David and so forth and so on.

Well how do you think those people got there blessings. They got them from change. Change in their thinking. They didn’t get anything for free, and quite honestly most of them found their purpose.

Just a little bit about me I’m not a minister, Priest or pastor. The words that are flowing right now is from GOD and what he taught me these things through my Spiritual Journey. Which has been 5 years 5 months and 14 days today.

So in the above chapter when I said most it’s because I only know about a few people in the Bible. I have not read the Bible cover to cover. Now that we got that out of the way I’m going to break down what I do know.

Job got victory by all the years he had faith, he was led to change is attitude to later be abundant and successful in life. He went and saw things that most people don’t see in their lifetime, yet what did he do he thanked GOD for all that happened to him. He kept a good positive attitude. And later is fully blessed to the amount that only 1% of the population ever can imagine. And he found his purpose by changing his attitude.

Kind David who wrote a couple book, poor King David he was so confused about life that he searched for the real meaning and ended up being the wisest man in the world.

So how did they do this? Just like the leaders in what your doing they changed their thinking. They ultimately found their purpose. That’s why they are so blessed. So it’s great when your pastor or church is telling you about GODS love. That way now you can lean on GOD or the Universe or whatever it is for you so that you may learn to change your attitude. Most people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions, when you have to start looking at yourself it’s hard to change the things that are pointed out to you. You constantly want to live in the past. Or live in blaming and guilt and all the other negative human emotions that you are taught.

With this said there is nothing wrong with you because you don’t know any different. However you want it. Your heart is calling you in another direction and you know that that direction is your destiny and the reward from GOD of honoring that blessing you are so craving.

Ways you can start changing your attitude.

One. You must start a gratitude list. You must write them down everyday. A heart of Gratitude changes your attitude. A pure heart that wants change is grateful for everything they have. If you feel like you don’t have anything….. well think again your breathing. Trust me for some being grateful will be hard.

Remember the heart that really wants change you will go that extra mile to change. So if you have to live second to second thinking about why your grateful than fine do it. I promise that second will eventually turn into minutes and then to days. As you grow so does your attitude. Life doesn’t seem so bad after all. Your smiling. Just sit as you read this your smiling.

Just a quick story I went so long without smiling we are talking years without smiling. Just plain miserable. I didn’t know how to be happy. So when I started to smile more I had to relearn how to smile. I didn’t smile for so long that I had forgotten how to do it, so when I started doing it, it was uncomfortable. It felt great however it was uncomfortable. That’s change. That’s the feeling your craving.

Secondly, recognize the beauty of the outdoors. Go and look at a tree and see it, see all the rain it got, the animals that climbed on it. Really pay attention to the roots and how far they go down In the ground. How the bark looks. You will ask yourself what does each line mean on this tree? Just like you the tree has so many stories. See the beauty of the sky. The forms of the clouds, the sunsets and the sunrise. There is beauty outside your own thinking. Feeding your brain with the beauty of the outdoors is important to changing your way of thinking.

Thirdly, you are the most beautiful person on this planet. You are more powerful than anyone you know. You are worth everything that you want in this lifetime. You are amazing and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Feel it! Know it! You are worth the change.

You have to do it. No one accept GOD or the Universe can do it for you. They will put people in your life to help you on this earth. The Spiritual Realm will do his part as you grown.

The key is never ever give up. Don’t ever ever give up. No matter how hard things get. I promise you that they will get hard. However if you keep going and change! You have to want the change. I can’t say that enough. The power that is in you is in the universe, and he will help you change. So that you may have freedom of self to have great success. You can have everything you are craving. Just be still and listen and then take action.

With this said I love you, I love the world, know that GOD loves you even more. You can do it.

Much love as always,

Melissa Giles

What is keeping you stuck?

The only thing that can keep you stuck is you. It is you that is being a slave to your thoughts. So how is it that you change that?

There are simple ways you can change this. However the number one solution is showing up. Showing clear minded so that you are able to pay attention to what is being said.

You must go with your gut feeling which is community sting with your heart than your heart is communicating with your brain and that’s when you know you must take action.

What do I mean by taking action. It’s taking action of your thoughts. What are thinking or saying to yourself.

In which makes you not want to take action. My friends it’s hard to take control of those thoughts. It’s was we are programmed to do or say to ourself.

How do you get rid the thoughts of being stuck?

1. Meditation daily to calm your brain. There is nothing more powerful than to lay down and just be still. To feel your whole body just relax. This is important to calmness of mind. It ultimately brings you peace of mind so you can learn how to control your thoughts.

2. Through the day when your thoughts seem to be taking over the action you want to to do however you feel you can’t. Pray. GOD please calm my mind. Father please lead and direct my thoughts to be of you and only you. In Jesus name amen. You may not feel a change right away and you may. It depends on your relationship that you have in something higher than self. Take the time to recognize what you are feeling after prayer. You have to truly want this in your heart.

3. Show up anyways. No matter what your thought are take action anyway. Rather it be a short blog, a 10 second video, or a couple of post on Facebook or whatever social media platform you are using. Just do it.

4. Learn to listen to your heart. Over time you will know that your heart is telling you something more than what your brain is saying and just go for it. Trust your heart because it is your higher power leading you.

With all this said it isn’t the company your joining that is the problem. Join one company and stay with them. When you jump from company to company it’s like promoting to everyone. For every company you join will have some kind of different audience.

Be strong know that your bigger than your thought. Your worth what you are trying to achieve. Remember the success of overcoming your thoughts ya way better than the money you can make.

Much love my friends.

Melissa Giles

Day 2

Yesterday was a good day. No drinking personal time it’s GOD to write the contents of my book. Last night was hard. However feel like I accomplished it. I didn’t go drink.

Today I am grateful for having the chance to write the table if contents. I think about my book a lot. Sometimes…. the book and Spiritual Warfare consume my mind. Where because I can’t do it I constantly think about how? How am I really going to do this.

So yesterday is was a great accomplishment to be able to write the table of contents. It may need some work however that’s ok. When it goes to the publisher then things can be adjusted.

The goal is to write one chapter a day. And ultimately it is about Spiritual Warfare. How did it cone about and what lead to the end to an old life beginning a new.

There are things in ones life that will keep a person stuck, for me it’s drinking. Knowing and realize zing the full effect of the brain and what it does I mean think about it. If we know these things why do it right? Well that’s the Spiritual Warfare part of this life. And if you are chosen it’s even harder.

I believe the reason why people here don’t like me is because of my connection with GOD and still have a problem.

Well, I’ll tell you too can have that relationship with him just like the one I have. How? You don’t worry and there are things that you need to change. Again the relationship is based on faith. Tho some of you say without works faith is dead and yes that’s true. However there are different perceptions of that verse. If you had the faith that I have then you would know that keeping the same mind of GOD is difficult.

Not gossiping, loving one another all the time, not judging a person, anger, jealousy whatever the behavior that you are showing. I don’t know what it is. So things are hard not todo because we live in a world that does nothing but that.

With that said that’s the faith that I work on daily. The drinking as stopped and will stop. However I am a human being. I will struggle just like every other Alcoholic.

Have a great day. Put good energy out there and just try to notice a behavior that you may be displaying that is keeping you stuck in your marriage or a lot of drama at work or problems with your kids… whatever it is think what it is that your doing. I will pray that those character defects will come to your attention this day.

Listen and pay attention GOD will show you.

I ask that you pray for me as I get off of work at 5 that the spiritual realm doesn’t say to me you can just have one beer because I can’t.

Stay blessed. Always much love.

Melissa Giles

Do you boast about GOD?

Speak: “Thus declares the Lord, “The dead bodies of men shall fall like dung upon the open field like sheaves after the reaper and none shall gather them.” Jeremiah 9:22

Thus says the Lord:let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but him boast boasts in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For these things I delight, Declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24

I am not to sure why this passage came up. I know that in the passage it talks about bragging about what you have and not giving credit to GOD for those things. I have always struggled with not being materialistic. When I say struggle it’s hard to start new. All over again if you will.

I have picked up and moved leaving everything several times. Without a thought of keeping anything other that valuable things such as pictures and writings. Those are what mean the most. I always knew that no matter what GOD has my back and will provide everything as he always has. That’s what he delights in boasting and having the faith in him that he will provide.

That’s what he would call Wisdom because all in all it’s his way of thinking and not mine. So boasting to someone about what you gave or how much money you have is not delightful to GOD because he gave it to you. So if you want to boast about anything that you have it would be boasting GODS love for you and being blessed entirely.

I guess if your boasting about anything that is yours if you want better praise him for what you have because really it belongs to him.

GOD is not materialistic he is not a lover for those who love money. Only boast about him and the wisdom that you have gained by being rich. There’s two different ways of being rich.

1.money of course

2. Most important it’s your heart.

Who you are with that money, the intention of the heart because GOD knows.

Thus says the Lord: learn not the way of the nations nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nation is dismayed at them., for the customs of the people’s are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an ax by the hands of a craftsman. Jeremiah 10:2-3

I love that scripture because really it’s all vanity. Meaning it’s meaningless to have anything because GOD gave it to you. You can’t take anything that you have to Heaven. It all stays down here. And depending how you live your life is depending where your stuff will be handed too.

You don’t have anyone in your life and you died tomorrow. What would happen? Does it matter what would happen? No, why because it’s all about faith and love in which is why it’s all so meaningless.

There’s scripture in Ecclesiastes that’s talks about the ax.

I suppose the message of this blog would be about truly loving one another and boasting about GOD instead of material things and fir sure money.

There’s no amount of money that can buy anyone’s love. If you truly love somebody with all your heart money should not be included in Love.

Love equals GOD. It’s truly unconditional.

Much Love My Friends.

Melissa Giles

Surrender

Today is the first day of my life if Sobriety. I pray that GOD will allow me to see the importance of my life. I pray that he will direct my thoughts to be of him that I will finally understand the value that I have for other people.

For all who have some kind of addiction I get it. It’s a horrible feeling inside to have some kind of disease that is attached to you. I can pretend everyday that I’m ok. And in all reality we are all ok. The lesson in surrender is the thought that we have to love something more than GOD.

When I think about that, I do not love anything more than GOD. It seems to be different because I don’t listen.

You may be experiencing this is another I don’t know. I’m just saying that if we don’t listen then we can’t expect anything to change.

If I don’t change and that’s a choice that I have to make. It’s wanted! The change can’t be any scarier than the risks that have already been taken.

Even tho I started drinking again I’m still proud of myself for doing the things in Austin like keeping a job. I liking it. So the bullshit that I tell myself has to sto because it isn’t true.

I don’t know if anyone has realized how GOD is working with me. He took my mind and started making me crazy. Such as talking to myself, GOD and who ever else. Like for me that’s all really frustrating. It’s frustrating in the sense that I never have been like that.

I think about my past life before being transformed mindfully. I’m like dang I’m nothing like I was before in my thinking. With that said I will never miss that old Melissa in the fighting, worldly thinking. Keeping that mindset of Spiritual thinking is hard. I make it even harder by making the decisions that I make which are not good. The point being us even tho I don’t have the life I used to have….. my own place, a car, most importantly I mess the family part of it. I miss cooking and cleaning and having that family with my kids.

However I don’t miss the insecurity that I was stuck in there. Jealousy not being ok by myself, cussing, being hateful all those things that was taught growing up.

With that said I’m ok with the new way of thinking that GOD as taught me. Even tho I don’t act like I’m wide. I truly am. I know that when I get Linda back I will be able to teach her a different way of thinking so that she doesn’t grow up with low self esteem ir judging or the love of money or materialistic things. Like that’s not ok. Right!

The decisions that I’m making are what’s keeping me stuck and today is the day that stops.

When I almost quit smoking… GOD gave so many more ideas and the thinking of him to write. I didn’t do it. However my mind and the visions were awesome. Just a little taste of that is great. Then I started back drinking and smoking and he takes my mind away. That’s how powerful he is. I feel it. I feel the difference. I don’t know if you noticed in my ability to stay focused at work. Or the ability to work like find stuff to do and make sure it’s done. Instead of standing there day dreaming. Like that’s the power of him saying look Melissa your doing this.

It’s a big slap in the face. However the experience with that is huge. Because he showed me as I felt the difference. It’s powerful.

Today is a new day. My goal today is to write goals down at the river. And my book.

To whoever is reading this life is hard. There are big hills and sometimes mountains to climb. The hills and the mountains get smaller when we start recognizing the way you are thinking. GOD will tell you. Just listen to your gut. Be aware of your surroundings and if there ya something going on in your life listen to what people are saying because most likely GOD will tell you through someone. So listen. It’s really powerful when you here something from someone else about how your acting or feeling.

It’s also a great way to build a relationship with GOD. Even tho the reality of it sucks sometimes. I’m not going to lie. It’s hard yet so exciting in the end because your changing who you are.

You addressing your character defects. Over time you start acting different.

This life is based on everyone’s thinking.

However it is also about the love for one another and having FAITH.

GOD is love and faith. It’s the foundation of the world.

With all this said, I love you all. If your having a hard time with addiction send me a message because I too am having a problem with drinking. We can support one another, that’s why GOD made people. The worst part of being addicted and not having somebody is hard. With that said let’s connect.

Much Love Always.

Melissa Giles

What is the value of circumcision?

So if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precept of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? Romans 2:26

Yes! Of course because it is written in his heart the Law in which is the 10 Commandments.

Then he who is physically uncircumcised but keeps the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but breaks the law. Fir no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. Romans 2:27-28

See it’s what is in our hearts that determines the outcome of life. It’s back to the fool being wise it vice versa. The righteous or the unrighteous. It’s all based on the heart and Faith. Right? It’s the mustard seed of that tiny tree which is you that grows bigger and bigger as you grow Spiritually in your thinking. It’s important! Very important. Not the labeling of the only people that have addiction problems is alcohol and drugs.

I’m very big about the wise and the fool and the very meaning if it. That to is a state of mind.

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of uncircumcision? Romans 3:1

Much in every way. To begin with the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of GOD. Romans 3:2

The people who love people as GOD so loved the world he gave his only begotten son to come and save you and me. Those are his chosen people that spread his love to others. So ya that have been through a lot and can help another through the love of Jesus who is GOD. It’s those that find their purpose. It’s those that are made to be and have more than what they have had or what they think they are worth. A million trees no matter the age, the bark on the tree says so many different stories. Such as our lives and the scares that are on our hearts.

What if some where unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of GOD. By no means! Let GOD be true though everyone were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged.” Romans 3:3-4

That no matter what we do we are forgiven fir our sins rather you be righteous or unrighteous, rather a wise man or a fool. Whatever you feel you are in the works you are not anymore or less than Tom, Julie or Sam. That’s why when you are being Judged and you know this in your heart you just let it go because GOD will be the judge. This ya another state of being. A difficult way to maintain this way of thinking because we always feel like we are on defense. Wanting or feeling like you have to defend yourself. Just because someone has a different opinion about you are something else going on in your life does not make he/she or you right or wrong. It’s just a different perspective. So just let it go if it does not apply. No need to feed into something that does not serve the true way that you feel. Or get upset about it. Another way to strengthen your faith.

There ya a saying that would pop in my head when this part of my thinking was being renewed. If it doesn’t apply let it fly. There was no reason for me to get upset about spilt milk. It helped a lot with in my thinking if looking at others I opinions in a different way. Very refreshing when you get to this point. Don’t let anyone or anything steal your joy. It does not serve you, physically, emotionally most definitely spiritually.

But if through my lie GODS truth abounds to his Glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come? As some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just. Romans 3:7-8

Good things happen to bad people and just the opposite bad things happen to good people. This use to bother me. I could not understand why my mom would never really struggle. I mean she struggled however always had it made. If that makes any sense. I’m using this has an example because of how I viewed her after I met her. In my eyes she was not a good women at all. Using men, drugs causing like the whole nine. If she wanted something she got it. I just shrugged it off. I’ve always loved her. I just didn’t think that she deserved all the nice things she got for the type of person that she was.

Same as in jail in 2005. A year I was there. A whole year. First offense ever! Worse sentence and people coming in and out of there several times for the same-thing and would be let go and then they’d be back. I really had a hard time with this at first.

Half way through the year I was there was an older lady that was there and she introduced me to the Life Recovery Bible. I now I know to be GOD. I didn’t know back then. He took me to Ecclesiastes and I had a full understanding of why things happen in this world and some things we are not to understand. Just because that was happening to that person or this person that wasn’t the plan for me and I should not be upset about. That’s where the condemnation thinking it was just comes from. Like it says in Ecclesiastes we came from dust we shall return to dust. Just like it’s not my business what others think about me it’s also not my business or even to attempt to ask questions about why this happened to a person and yet this happened to me.

This is another way to build your mindset to be one of GOD and the state of mind Faith. When you do these things by allowing him to change your mindset you are being moved closer to your purpose. You must allow it! As hard as it can be just do it! Let him renew your mind.

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks are under sin. As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one. No one understands; no one seeks for GOD. Romans 3:9-11

If this is the case as it is written why do you think your better than everyone else? Why do you feel your thoughts are greater? By the cars you own, your ability to make a lot of money, family friends why? If no one is seeking GOD for the answers to all things then what is your point?

Are you not a sinner just like everyone else?

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good not even one.” Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” The venom of ASOS is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. Romans 3:12-14

Why? Because you don’t know the word. You don’t take the time to know that we are all the same in just many shapes and forms of the thinking that you have been taught. You don’t know what the 10 Commandments are so… how can you obey them? This all starts with your thinking in your knowledge of what is written and what is written is true life.

“There is no fear of GOD before their eyes.” Romans 3:18

There is no seeing things for what they are. It’s immediate jump to judgement or opinion not that of GOD.

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world will be held accountable to GOD. Romans 3:18

Now knowing this way of thinking or that you may want to start changing what comes out your mouth in the form of judgement or being overly opinionated. Because it is the law that you are under. You then cannot he mad if you don’t get the major blessing you are asking for because you are not obeying what the law says. In which goes to the state state of being of faith. Believing that GOD can handle all things for he is the one who made them. Another way to strengthen your faith in the way that you think to become one minded with him. That is where the true blessings and prayers are answered. It’s all in how you think and treat other people.

For by the works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight since through the law comes knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20

He made the law specifically so that we will sin. So that when that day comes that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired of your life that you would turn and say I surrender my thinking to you GOD. It takes time. I still haven’t surrendered all things. What keeps me afloat now on my thinking is him for sure. The other thing that keeps me afloat is I will never forget who I used to be compared to what I am now.

But now the righteousness of GOD has been manifested apart from the Law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of GOD through Faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. There is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD. Romans 3:21-22

As you and I both have heated witness because it’s based off our experiences in life. It’s what has made us who we are today especially if we have overcome something. It is said that you are saved by grace. I never really understood that saying until a few years ago. Honestly maybe not even that long ago. I didn’t understand what grace ment. Then when it dawned on me that grace ment that you are saved and forgiven by Jesus because he took our sins away be dieting on the cross.

Then I was sad. Sad that he did that and more so that I didn’t and even sometimes now don’t deserve that kind of Love. However he keeps coming back to me and sending all his angels to make me understand that I do deserve love. Rather it’s from him or someone else. For me at times is very hard. Not because I don’t love myself because I do. Just sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve it because of his unconditional love for me and that I haven’t always given that back. He tells me it’s your faith and that’s unconditional love. Not only that I work daily on keeping my thought to be of him. That’s not something I ever want to lose. Believe me I have almost lost it completely. That’s heart breaking to me. Just like with this other person who has shown me unconditional love that even from him I don’t feel like I deserve it, however I would be broken hearted if I didn’t have that. The key is to show it back, in which I’m working on that. There are 3 things that consume my mind daily. Well 4.

1. GOD

2. Spiritual Warfare and building it to what it is suppose to be

3. This other person in my life.

4. Fighting off the devil to stay level headed and sober-minded to accomplish the first 3.

When I say sober minded. I am talking about not just alcohol, however the way I think. That I continue to keep my thinking as being of GOD and of nothing else. There are days when I don’t know if I’m winning or losing that battle. That is the meaning of being Sober minded to me.

Here are 5 examples of being sober minded daily.

1. Keeping control of my tongue. Sometimes if something is said or done I will have the thought to go sideways in my thinking. Literally I will hear a voice say say this to that person. Tell that person they are stupid or wrong. I say no I’m not going to say that. Back in the day of old thinking I would have. However not an option. It took way to long to accomplish this mindset to one with GOD.

2. Doing something that I know I should not do. I will hear. Go for it Melissa you won’t get caught, you can have that one beer. Yeah go get a cig or smoke. The things that I have complete control of such as stealing like no. I hear that a lot. Just take it it’s ok. I have to fight it. Not because I want to take it. It’s that stupid voice that tries to egg me on when I’m down. It’s a battle everyday.

3. I know what I need to do to succeed in every way. Yet I don’t do it. I fight with myself to stay awake or to make that video or join a webinar or whatever it ya that day. I hear oh… you can go to sleep you will fe up in a couple hours don’t worry. This I haven’t fought as much as I should. And then if I do join a webinar it’s like the most important part of the webinar or what is being said and directed towards my mind goes blank. Then the person will say something to get my attention and I will then know that the person was directing that towards me. I didn’t hear it. That I don’t understand. I will fe in full focus just waiting to hear what us being said because 9 times out if 10 it’s directed at me. It’s like the other person or thing that has control of my mind knows what’s going to be said and will block it out. Then I’m left with questions and the other person is thinking I’m way out there or not listening it whatever. It’s soooooooo frustrating. Of course I can’t go and say wait repeat that. I don’t know how to be sober minded in this other than prayer that it stops.

4. Taking control of my thoughts of not showing appreciation to others that have helped me. Like asking how people are doing and engaging in conversation. Fully understanding what is being said. Building relationships. Sometimes this is hard. I’m mindful of it and work on it especially at work. I am interested in others and want to meet new people and I want relationships. That’s my heart desire. It’s hard when my mind acts like it does sometimes. It’s lame. I’m fighting whatever it is that is holding me back in this arena. Talking more and asking people questions about them.

5. Is not being so darn selfish. Like I will say or pray this is what I am asking for to GOD about the day. Starting in the morning when I get up. That my thoughts only be of him that he will direct my thoughts and anything that comes out of my mouth he of him and of nothing else. It works. It works even more when I do what I originally asked for at the beginning of the day.

6. Being grateful and not not smile. To keep my faith that’s it’s all going to be ok.

These are 6 things that I work on daily to be sober minded.

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works, NO! By the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is it GOD the GID of Jews only? Is he not the GOD of gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since GOD is one – who will justify the circumcised by faith or the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith. By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Romans 3:27-31

Again it is the wise and the fool, the righteous and the unrighteous. No matter who you are or what you do you are saved by grace through Faith.

Much Love My Friends. 💜💜💜

Melissa Giles

P.S. The mind is so complicated yet so simple.