Today’s guest, Mellisa Lambert – speaker, author, and CEO of Women Emerge Network – shares her story and what it takes to live out her motto; Live on Purpose. Melissa shares with you Five Destiny Helpers God has shown her that help her and others to live on purpose. *****
Kimberly Hobbs Welcome to Empowering Lives with Purpose and I’m your host, Kimberly Hobbs. I am the founder of Women World Leaders, and we want to welcome you on to empowering lives with purpose as well as our guest today, Mellisa Lambert. Welcome me, Lisa.
Mellisa Lambert Wow. Thank you for having me. I’m so excited to be here on today. Thank you, Kimberly.
Kimberly Hobbs You’re so welcome in Mill. Lisa is from what part of Florida
Mellisa Lambert I’m from Lake Mary, Florida.
Kimberly Hobbs Lake Mary, Florida. That’s up near Orlando, right?
Mellisa Lambert Yes, absolutely. We’re in the central part of Florida right? About 50 minutes away from Disney.
Kimberly Hobbs Awesome. Yes. Love it up there. Well, ladies, we are happy to have you. And today we are hoping to inspire you and encouraging you to live on purpose. That is the title of our podcast today. That is a tagline that meal Lisa came up with. And she stands by it live on purpose. And we believe Ephesians 210 in the Bible where God says that we are God’s masterpiece we are created anew in Christ Jesus to do the very good things that he planned for us long ago. And ladies, God has a plan for your life and He wants you to live with purpose. We believe that wholeheartedly. So as we get into today’s podcast, I just want to share a little bit about Melissa and she is a beautiful woman after God’s heart who passionately helps others find their purpose. Her enthusiasm for helping people realize their goals is contagious. And when you listen to Melissa speak today, you are gonna see that she is just contagious with her joy. And I love that I love being around joyful people. Melissa is adept when it comes to bringing out the best in people and beliefs totally in them. Over the years she has helped people as a life and health coach, a business coach, and she’s helped them to meet their dreams and excel in lives and businesses. Women eMERGE network is Melissa’s ministry and mission and her company where she uses that to impact people, the community and the world where she brings together resources, education and opportunities in business that will help make a difference in many mill Lisa is the speaker. She’s a prolific author of books, children’s books and beauty and me inspired by her lovely daughter Chelsea. Melissa has lost a son and a sibling. And they too inspired her to write her son Caleb Malisa is a has humble servant of God who is dedicated to the service of her community at large and the world and she is ready to serve God each day and live life on purpose. So the tagline that Melissa came up with live on purpose said it spoke volumes to me because I’m all about that. In fact, that’s the title of our podcast here empowering lives with purpose. So I said, Wow, that is a great title for today’s podcast. And she agreed. So God’s word says in Philippians 312 to 14, not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect. But I press on to make it my own because Jesus Christ has made me his own. But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. And if that’s not living on purpose, I don’t know what is right, Mellisa.
Mellisa Lambert That’s right. That’s right.
Kimberly Hobbs Well, my sweetie, you had a defining moment. And when we were talking on the phone prior to this podcast and getting to know each other, you had a relationship built with God at a young age. However, you had a surrendering moment. Can you open up by telling us a little bit about you and your growing up and then that surrender moment with God?
Mellisa Lambert Thank you so much, Kimberly, I truly honored to be here today. And I grew up in a Christian home. My mom was the quiet director. And my dad, to this day is still a deacon of the church I grew up in. So all my life all I knew and had an experiences was experienced was with God like I knew God for myself. I am at the age of 12 I be, I gave my heart to the Lord at the age of 13, I was filled with the Holy Spirit. So all I knew was God. But as you age, you got to now not just know God, but have a relationship with God. So as an adult, I began to grow into who I am in God. And my MO, the moment when I really have to surrender to God came like in 2018. But I had my first miscarriage. And I never knew about having a miscarriage because my mom never had it. My sister, no one in my family had that. So I didn’t understand why would God take my babies, and the second miscarriage was again in March of 2019. And at that time, I’m like, Oh, my God, what is going on? Lord? Why are Why are my babies being taken from me? Why is my body failing me, and I begin to cry out to God. Then the third baby, you know, I had was Caleb, that same year, and I waited till about 13 weeks to go to the doctor and kind of get my I got my checkup, eight weeks, and everything looks okay, when it can at 13 weeks and come to find out my son had as a 70, which mean his skull was informed. And I’m like, God, you don’t make imperfection, you are perfect God, why is this happening to my son. And that moment, you know, was when I really began to see God the more and had to build a secure relationship, because my faith was tested. And I had to lean not on not on my own understanding, but the understanding of God because He knows all and he knows how to give you stuff, but he can also take away. So I knew that that was my moment, when I had to pull my strength together and say, Lord, my hands, my life is in your hands. So that was my moment where I had to fully surrender all to God, in those time periods of my life.
Kimberly Hobbs Wow. And I’m sure there’s some ladies out there that can totally relate to you. And in when these things happen in our life, I mean, there’s so many different situations, but it is it sad. And then you wonder even how are you going to go forward and live, you know, let alone live with purpose? You feel like, you know, you felt I’m sure, like motherhood was taken away from you. How do I live? What what do I do with my life? And what we’re going to talk about is living on purpose. God is our source. He is our comfort. He is the one who helps sustain us. He is the one who gives us a purpose and a plan for our life. He is what we’re going to talk about today is our destiny helper. He’s the ultimate destiny helper. Right? And that’s the Bible talks about that in Deuteronomy 3326, as he is our helper. So can you talk about a destiny helper and how you cried out to God in a time when you needed him? And you started to look toward Him as your destiny helper, but also realized that there are other Destiny helpers? Can you talk about what a destiny helper is,
Mellisa Lambert I love the word Destiny helper. And I always use that to the point where when I wake up in the morning, I will say a statement to God, I will say Lord, I call my destiny helpers forth from the east, west, north and south of this land. Let my destiny helpers find me. Because God allow our angel, his angel to account around us. He says, I will give my angel charge over you. So that’s what His Word says. His Word also says that goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives. So why wouldn’t Destiny helpers his own creation God, a man and a woman? Why can they be our helpmates on this earth? So Destiny helpers are people that are coming to that God will use to come into your life to help you forward into your destiny. So God sent down in different areas. There are five different ones I call forth. And I will go into details with the five Destiny helpers, but those are charging Angel that’s on this earth, like you and I, that God will send in our lives like a Candice Candice. Candice was one of my destiny helper because of Candice, I met Kimberly and that’s how we have connected so our destiny helper is around us each and every day.
Kimberly Hobbs I love that. I love that middle Lisa and until I met you, I never heard of that term Destiny helper. But wow, as I started to talk to you further and deeper, I thought, wow, God, you do you provide Destiny helpers in so many areas and especially think about it, ladies, when we’re going through some tough and difficult times, think about all the ways that God is as our provider is there to help us. So I had asked Melissa, if she can go through some detail of Destiny helpers, and what we can look around about at us, when we go through some of these storms in our life. We don’t want to go through those alone. We want to find our purpose, and we’re struggling, and we’re hurting, and the enemy wants nothing more than to stop us dead in our tracks, right? But no God, God gives us helpers along the way that are going to provide different things. So let’s talk about those Malisa what are some of the Destiny helpers?
Mellisa Lambert So as we begin our journey to live on purpose, you know, just like Kimberly says, let’s ask God, send me my destiny helpers, so they can help me live on purpose. So the first Destiny helper you want to call for is an introducer. So your destiny helper first is an introducer. Someone like a Candace, who introduced me to Kimberly, that brought me on this show, you always need somebody to introduce you to somebody that’s going to help you open up doors into your destiny. The second Destiny helper is a lifter, he always needs somebody to lift you up to get you to that place where when you are strong, and God will find somebody to come into your life, to be that lifter to lift you up, because you’re going to need the strength to get through your destiny each and every day. And the third, Destiny helpless is a provider, just like God is our source. God is our provider, but God will send people along your path, your path, to be a financial provider, of physical provider, a emotional provider, a spiritual provider, you just need somebody that’s going to help provide the provision, you need to walk into your destiny. And the fourth, Destiny helpless is an interpreter of dreams. Sometimes you have dreams, you have ideas, you have business, but you don’t know how to put it together. You’re gonna need a Kimberli in your life, you’re going to need a canvas in your life, to kind of say, tell me what you have in your hands. And let me interpret that for you. So you can live on purpose. And the last and the fifth Destiny helper is an encourager. You always need someone to say, I’m going to encourage you, I’m going to say that God is your source and he’s your strength. You shall lift up your eyes unto the hills from whence cometh your health, because your health coming from the Lord seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. And all these things will be added on to you that encourage a will tell you the word of truth that encourage will say Go girl, you got this, get up off your feet, you can do this. They’re gonna say you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. So all these five, Destiny helpers are necessary, your introducer your lifter, your provider, your interpreter of dream, and yes, your destiny helpful, who will encourage you into your destiny. So those are the five Destiny helpers that we all need to live on purpose.
Kimberly Hobbs I love that, Mellisa, I’m never gonna look at this the same destiny helpers because God is our ultimate destiny helper. He ultimately will say, okay, to whisper in one of our ears go and help this person, I need you to be my hands and feet. And he provides all these helpers in these different areas. And I’m sure ladies as you’re thinking about different trials in your life, different ways that people have showed up, and God has used them significantly to help you. You know what, pray for those people. When you are asking God in your prayer life when tragedy hits, it stinks to go through it alone, and get asked God to help and in means of provision for you in the ways that you need it and he knows exactly what that is. He knows what ways you need to be provided for. But maybe you’ve not sought him out. You’re on your own. And that’s important because God says that, and you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. He says that in his word, that’s Jeremiah 2913. So ladies, we encourage you seek God out with all your heart, and he says that you will find Him and He will provide you everything you need to exist to live on purpose, with purpose. So, Melissa, talk to us too, about living on purpose. And what? What does that mean to you? And why? Why did you hold on to that as your tagline?
Mellisa Lambert Wow, I’ve always feel that we are destined for greatness. But sometimes we don’t realize that because all we do is work. And we actually some, you know, it’s okay, because we got to pay the bills. We got to work, what in the process of working, don’t forget, you have a God given purpose. And God reminded me that years ago, I would say, actually, it started for me when it began to form after my left mind in 2019, when I lost my son, I remember 2020. In March, God says, daughter arise, it’s your time. And I said, God, why? I don’t want to get up, that he said, daughter, arise. It’s your time when he said that to me. He was telling me, You’re just floating. You’re just working, but should not live in and serving me on purpose. So each and every one of us were planted on this earth for such a time as this, we’re on this earth to serve God were planted as his angel as his hands, as his feet as his eyes for us to serve on purpose. So we got to awaken our spirit man, and ask God, God, why do you have me on this earth? And, and once you begin to Acts, he will begin to open your eyes, so you can see what he needs of you. So you can begin the journey of walking out your God given purpose. So I had to ask him, I had to seek Him. And when I asked, and I see God, Kimberly, I was able to find what he wants me to do. And in that moment, it was define that, Melissa, don’t sit here and work your purpose away. live out your God given purpose.
Kimberly Hobbs Amen, sister, amen. And you know, ladies, again, you can be one of those Destiny helpers, God will use you if you are willing. And just like he’s using Mellisa, she never probably never thought of walking out her dreams with passion. And the God of the universe giving his stamp of approval. He is using her as a destiny helper. It’s so beautiful. So now you started this. I think it’s a business. Right? Melissa, what you do and tell us a little bit about that, because that’s so exciting.
Mellisa Lambert Woman emerged network, oh, my goodness, God had, this is his baby. I’m just he’s the captain. And I’m just his, um, his hands and feet. And he told me to bring forth women from all walks of life, to take their rightful place in business, and emerge. Because each and every one of us have something great inside of us that the world needs. And in the process, he says, As you emerge with woman eMERGE network, you’re going to create categories, you’re going to embody a woman from every walks of life, that are coming together, to support each other, to educate each other, to give to each other, to equip each other, and allow the light of Christ to shine through each and every one of them. So women eMERGE network comes together to help each and every one of us to take our rightful place, and emerge and do what God has called us to do, and serve and help each and every one in our cities in our states, and all around the world.
Kimberly Hobbs Amen, sister, amen. And there’s that woman that is listening right now. Mellisa and she needs to emerge from where she is right and ladies, you know who you are and you’re just sitting there, and you’re stifled in your own your own little shell of a world. But God wants so much more. He has created you with the beautiful purpose, the most precious purpose. So how do you get from where you are right now in that shell to emerge out? So, Melissa, speak into that woman right now with all the encouragement you have, and then pray over her police right now where she is,
Mellisa Lambert Wow. First, I want to say to you, where are you stuck where you are, and take a deep breath. And know that the break that you’re taking gives you an understanding that you are above the earth and not beneath. And because you are still above the earth, you have purpose. There’s greatness in you, and it’s time for you to arise. It’s time for you to emerge. And it’s time for you to take your rightful place. Just like the general the to the guys that was in the Bible that God gave talent that he gave the example of the talents. You have some talents in your hands, X God. I said, God, I have some stuff in my hands and I don’t know how to use it. accent to show you first your talents. What does he have in your hands? And secondly, ask God, Lord, send me my destiny helper. I call them forth from the east, west, north and south of this land. Let all my destiny helpers, let my introducer let my lifter let my provider let my interpreter of dreams. Let my encourager Destiny help refine me. So I can No my god given purpose. And when you do that, when you have X God, open your heart, open your mind, and open your will to do and fulfill the purpose that God has for you. So I’m going to pray over you that whatever spirit that is blocking your ear gates, your eye gate and your mouth gate, it shall be opened unto you now and that God will you allow the Holy Spirit to get to be your guide to be your comforter to be your your teacher on this journey and living on purpose. So Lord, we thank you, thank you for our listeners lower, we thank you that they are willing to know why they are here. We think that you have taken off the the blindfold off their eyes, you have unblocked their ears, you are your unblock their mouth so they can hear you God. They can see you and they can speak about you. I pray that you will stir up the gift in them right now. Allow them to see you the more and hear you the more and be hungry, to go forth and do your will and begin to serve on purpose. I pray God that you will reveal their destiny revealed their purpose and let them begin to serve on purpose. Thank you for their destiny helpers, which I call forth from the east, west, north and south of this land. Let their destiny helpers find them. And as they find them, they will be open to receive them well. I pray that you will always make provision for them to go forth, to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to allow their business their dreams, their ideas, to also be fulfilled by you. Be thou glorified God, now and forevermore, let your will be done this day, be in their lives today. Each and every listener they will be a walk in today. And that will be emerge, they will emerge God to take their rightful place. Thank you, Lord for waking them up right now. And let them be calm. World leaders, world changers, and God movers on this earth. Thank you, Jesus, for what you’re doing right now. In this season. now and forevermore, we will never fail to give you the glory, the honor and the praise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Kimberly Hobbs In Jesus name, amen. Awesome, beautiful prayer. Thank you Melisa, thank you. Thank you, ladies, the verse the scripture verse, that is women world leaders verse Ephesians, 320 I speak that over you, in the name of Jesus now unto him who’s able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you can ask or imagine, according to the power that’s at work within you, you And ladies, as you trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and surrender your life to Him, He gives you that power through the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within you to do great and mighty things to live your life with purpose, like we were talking about. And again, Melissa, that prayer was so beautiful as you prayed it over these ladies, thank you so much. So how can they reach out to you if they want to get in touch with you? Mellisa or maybe even purchase some of your books? How would they find you?
Mellisa Lambert Wow, you can find me on social media at Mellissa m e l l i s a Lambert, as Mellisa Lambert L A M B E R T on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email me at info at woman emerge network.com That’s info and woman emerge. network.com you can also even go to coach Mellissa that’s coach M E L L I S A.com To just book a time just to have a conversation. So I thank you so much, Kimberly, for allowing me to be able to serve you today. And every woman has listened to him. Every woman we’re a leader that’s less than on purpose. So thank you.
Kimberly Hobbs Amen. Well, we are sisters Mellisa. And we’re all serving God together, at least I hope we’re all serving God together. And we’re living with purpose living on purpose. And ladies, we at women, we’re leaders have tools for you. So we just want to share some of those tools. We have books that you can get on our, on our website, women world leaders.com that are available to you where you will hear so many different stories of different women overcoming different things and challenges that you may be able to identify. So we encourage you to check out some of those books, all of our books have gone to number one best seller. And we are so grateful that God is soaring those books into the world. You can also find them on Amazon as well to ladies, we have the podcasts available to you each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through women world leaders podcast. So please check out all of our podcasts, teaching podcasts and powering podcasts or interviews. They’re all on there for you to enjoy. Ladies, we also have voice of truth magazine, which you can go to our website, you can read all of the past editions, as well as every edition that comes out. And those are available to you for free digitally, through the website. Or if you would like to get your hardcopy, which would come in the mail, we are now offering that if you become a monthly donor to the Ministry of any amount, we will send you every edition that comes out in the mail, a voice of truth and these are amazing, beautiful, beautiful coffee table quality magazines, 100 pages of full color, they’re gorgeous. And ladies, if you give a one time gift to the ministry, as we are exploding, we need to get this gospel message into the world. And you can be a destiny helper by helping us and giving a one time donation and we will send you the current edition of voice of Truth magazine. And we so appreciate all of those who give, because otherwise this ministry wouldn’t be possible. So we’re a team ladies, we do this together, right? And we want you to be part of this team. We want you to be a destiny helper in whatever way God is calling you. So again, I thank my sister, my Lisa, for being on with us today and sharing. Ladies, thank you for your time today. And we’re always blessed to connect with you. And if you want to reach out to us in any other way, we invite you to do so at info at women world leaders.com. We also are inviting you to our once a month leadership connection group that is meeting on Zoom women from all over the world. And we are opening it up for the first time this month. It’s always the third Monday of every month. We’ve been doing this for two years with just our leaders. But now God has placed it on our heart to go ahead and open this up to all of our sisters who desire connection and desire to learn what it means to be a leader where ever they are in this world. So you may want to think about that. And we will have a link that you can click on where we need your name and address and email address and we will send you the Zoom invitation. So you can join us every third Monday of each month. Always is the third Monday at 7pm. Eastern Time, we would love to have you ladies, we need to close. God bless you have a beautiful day. Remember all comp content is copyrighted and cannot be used without expressed written consent. Have a beautiful day. God bless you