So the Holiday’s have come to a close and now it’s time to get back into the swing of things. 2017 has arrived and you may be excited filled with anticipation or you might be going back to business as usual.

I don’t know about you but there is NO way the I’m tolerating a repeat of 2016. Although I experienced the most trying year of my life, I believe that everything happened for me to be molded into a warrior. You have to change how you see yourself before you can change any of your circumstances.

This is the year where it’s time for you to apply the wisdom that your trials, challenges and hours of listening to sermons, podcasts, inspirational videos and everything else that you have done to become a better you has taught you.

You are a warrior and the only thing that can limit what you see happen to you this year is you. You can choose to limit your faith and expectations or you can choose to believe for exactly what you want – not what your mind tells you to settle for.

This is the year for all your promises to be released but you have to be willing to do something different and start believing that you will receive all that your heart desires for 2017.

You may not be totally clear on what your heart desires for 2017 are or perhaps the reason why you may not want to believe for a powerful 2017 is because you’ve experienced so much delay and disappointment that you have been deceived into believing that things will never change.

But that’s a lie and I want you to get your faith back!

Let’s fast forward to December 31st, 2017. Picture yourself that day saying this, “2017 was the best year of my life!”

What would have had to happen from now to December 31st, 2017 in order for that to be true? 

Would your business have made 6-figures in sales? Would you have gotten married? Would you have taken that vacation to Italy? Would you have quit your job and now you’re working as a full-time entrepreneur? Would you have gotten a new job in your desired field making a $70,000 salary? Would you have got accepted to your dream school? Would you weigh your ideal weight? Would you have conquered fear and started your coaching business?

As you answer this question, the desires of your heart are being revealed. You don’t have to limit your answer to one thing either, you can have a list of desires that you would like to see happen to you in 2017.

Now that you recognize the desires of your heart, you can begin to set goals and an action plan to hit your December 31st mark.

This is NOT the year to limit God because I wholeheartedly believe that this is a year of miracles and God showing all the way off in your life – if you only would believe.

You have to faith that takes hold of what is yours and you do this by starting to declare with your words what you want to see happen. Use your words to begin to call forth those desires of your heart and believe it.

Create a list of what you want to see happen in 2017 and start to call them forth into your life every morning. Thank God in advance that it’s already done. Develop this habit of declaring what you want, calling it forth in your life and watch what happens.

As you stand believing, then start preparing. I’m not telling you this to make you feel good, I am convinced that I’ve been sent as messenger from God to tell you to get your hopes up, open your mouth and start calling your desires into your life. You’ve cried enough, you’ve hurt enough, you’ve waited long enough and now it’s time to see your redemption.

This is a year of release, so open your hands and receive what’s already yours. What you declare in faith, you will receive.

I have something very special coming where I’m going to be teaching you how to combine your faith with your goals to conquer this year so that you will say on December 31st, 2017 – this was the best year of my life! Stay tuned!


Maria I. Melendez