The Resilience of Hannah with Michelle McClain-Walters

The Resilience of Hannah with Michelle McClain-Walters

How do you go from a spirit of downcast to a spirit of resilience? Study the story of Hannah. Author Michelle McClain-Walters teaches women the gift of resilience, fulfillment and fruitfulness in her new book "The Hannah Anointing." She states the point everyone misses is the Lord shut Hannah's womb. Listen to find out why and learn to overcome what you have been mislabeled.

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Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Michelle McClain-Walters


How do you go from a spirit of downcast to a spirit of resilience? Study the story of Hannah. Author Michelle McLain-Walters teaches women the gift of resilience, fulfillment and fruitfulness in her new book, The Hannah Anointing.

She states the point everyone misses is the Lord shut Hannah's womb. Listen to find out why and learn to overcome what you have been mislabeled.

 

Introduction

Well, we're still learning a lot about living in Florida. We're Midwest people. I grew up in and around the Midwest, spent a lot of time there. I've learned a lot about trees living here. We love our orange trees and got a big lemon tree in the backyard. But we recently learned that it can take a while for a new tree that you plant, or if you transplant a tree, it may take a while for it to flower and produce fruit. I've learned also the centuries may never get over the move. Even if they're perfectly healthy and filled with leaves, they might never put out any fruit. I guess it just depends on the tree and the ground and how well it's taken care of. I learned that same lesson in business. I just was never a farmer. I was not raised in agriculture, didn't understand it. But the same lesson in business is that some projects take a long time to produce fruit, even if all the research, planning and even great execution work together for good, it doesn't mean it's going to produce fruit. Even in my own season, I might not see it in my life. One of the hardest things for all of us to do is persevere in the absence of fruit. How hard is that? Keep going, keep on moving through the valley and up the hill and up the mountain, even when there is no fruit. I'm a great perseverer, when things are popping. It's a lot harder to do that when things are dropping, right? So, I'm gonna tell you this. I think it's even hard to keep praying during a time when the Lord seems quiet and far away. But it's often the time when the very best fruit is in production. Here's the key. We just can't see it. We can't feel it and maybe not even smell those orange blossoms. My guest today has written about the power of anointing. She's an anointed prophetess, book writer, a minister of the gospel. She's written about the anointing of Deborah, Esther and Anna and now she comes to us to talk about her latest book and I'm so excited about it. It's The Hannah Anointing where she writes about becoming a woman of resilience, fulfillment and fruitfulness. So, I guess the question everybody wants to know is what does Hannah have for us? What did you find in the life of Hannah?

 

About Michelle

·         Serves as director of prayer ministry on staff of Crusaders Church under apostle John Eckhardt

·         Apostolic team leader at Impact Network

·         Moves in the prophetic

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: I am so excited about this book, this anointing of Hannah. I found her to be a woman of resilience, a woman of the Spirit, a woman who lived in the presence of God in the face of opposition. This book has really opened up my heart and my mind about waiting on the Lord and really being a chosen vessel. I feel like they've been many times what God has chosen us to do certain things. We say yes, but we don't understand the process or the people that we're going to minister to. So, when He puts his hand on us, he takes us through this process. As we're going through this process, we're facing jealousy, we're facing inadequacy. I'm just excited how Hannah gave us a great example that if we would just hold on to the truth that God is with us, that God has a plan and a purpose for us. We will see a fruit that will outlive us.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Isn’t that something that you see people who feel inadequate are also the most jealous? Aren’t those two that come together?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Oh, yes. What I found about Hannah was she was a woman that actually … well, let’s just say this. We know that she was barren that that was her whole story is that she had a spirit of barrenness. But I think one key that we leave out is that the scripture says that the Lord shut her womb. Sometimes we don't understand what we're going through. Other people can be jealous of us, or we can even get into a tendency of being jealous. But with Hannah, she didn't become jealous. I know that there are times when, even in my own life, I see a lot of people around me that are prospering, doing better than I am, that spirit of envy and jealousy can try to attack your life. I feel like Hannah gave us a great picture of even in the face of not having the fruitfulness she desired, she always went to the temple. She was misidentified, mislabeled, but she always went back to the presence of the Lord and she never gave up. So, she saw the fulfillment of the promise.

 

Some of Michelle McClain-Walters’ books

·         The Hannah Anointing

·         The Esther Anointing

·         The Deborah Anointing

·         The Anna Anointing

·         The Ruth Anointing

·         The Prophetic Advantage

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Let's add another one to that, to jealousy and the other traits you've just described. Let's add comparison to it. It gets us all in trouble and we start comparing the great life God has given us …. we're feeling real good till we see someone walked by maybe with that baby in the carriage and one in her arm, you start feeling like, Lord, I'm looking at her and wondering why not me?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Exactly. One of the things that we are doing when we compare, we usually take our weakness and then we compare it to someone else's strength, but not really keeping our focus on what God has designed us to do. It's an ugly spirit that the enemy tries to attack the body of Christ with and make us feel inadequate. I really believe this is such a seed of that. If we do like Hannah did in, and she was a woman of resilience and she set her face to God. It talked about how Hannah always went in the temple to inquire of the Lord. I just believe this is such a season for the body of Christ. You have people who are called to do greater things than you. And then you will have people that are called to do things that may not be as greater. Let's say this: society decides it's great. We have to really get our definition of who we are from the presence of the Lord.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Isn’t it nice to know what the Lord says about you instead of that neighbor or someone across the aisle from me in church that you just have a little bit of bitterness about? Then the Lord says something to you through that sermon or through the Word and it cleans you out of all that; things are better. I know you do a lot of ministering and counseling and working with women. How do you help them become resilient? How do you go from that spirit of downcast to resilient? What kinds of advice you give?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: The first thing I do is I really tell them, you have to understand what God has said through the Word. I believe we have so many people as women that are trying to put labels on us and define who we are. But we have to hold on to the truth of what the Word of God says. We're fearfully and wonderfully made. So, I really try to fill my books with the Word of God and with prayers and declarations because we have to renew our mind to who we are and what God has already promised and defined us as. That's one of that's the first thing I say, to hold on to the truth of God's Word. Get into the presence of God and let God define who you are.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: That's good. I'd much rather do that and yet we care about what man says about us. In other words, defining us. We want those pats on the back to know that we matter, we count, we’re important. Sometimes it's not even enough to know that you've heard it from the Lord. We want to hear from the boss. Right?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Exactly. But I still think those are things that we lack, like self-confidence. I just believe that we really have to find that confidence in the Lord, that we have to really understand our self-worth. It takes time. It takes time to meditate on the Word of God and renew your mind to what God has said. I always tell my ladies to get around people who celebrate you, get some kingdom connections and go to some conferences around women who are called to equip you and even, like I say, celebrate who you are.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: And that's important. I teach this, and I know you do. I don't even have to ask. But we don't get enough of this at home. There are many people that go looking for it elsewhere because they're not honored in their home. They're not given that respect that they need and those words of encouragement and life. I tell folks that listen to me is when I get home from work, my day has just started. I've got to build that woman up. She's had a hard day even though she doesn't work outside the home. She's been at home. I don't know what she's been through or gone through. I don't expect anything other than to go home and continue what I've been doing it work. What do you think about that?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Yes. There are times when people are at home, they don't know who we are. Jesus said the prophet is not without honor except in his own home. I still say that God has one friend for you; one person that you can be vulnerable with. Then I usually pray for those who don't know me and I stopped trying to explain it and just become a doer. When I become a doer of the Word, people begin to see what God is placed on the inside of me. I really have to trust the Holy Spirit. I believe we have to trust the Holy Spirit to really show others who we are. So, as women, I know sometimes in your home … let’s your husband may not be saved … all we can do with love them and we can let our light shine before them.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: And, we might pray for them, that might help.

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Yes, pray for them. The other thing I always say, this is what I learned. This might be hard, but this is what God has gotten me through. When I know someone can't give me something, whether it be an encouragement, or let's say maybe your husband is not the most affectionate person, I just stopped expecting it from him. I stopped expecting or because they can't give it to me, I'll give it to them and do it by example.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Michelle McClain-Walters, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Connect with Michelle McClain-Walters

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         At michellemcclainwalters.com

 

  

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Michelle McClain-Walters


How do you go from a spirit of downcast to a spirit of resilience? Study the story of Hannah. Author Michelle McLain-Walters teaches women the gift of resilience, fulfillment and fruitfulness in her new book, The Hannah Anointing.

She states the point everyone misses is the Lord shut Hannah's womb. Listen to find out why and learn to overcome what you have been mislabeled.

 

Introduction

Well, we're still learning a lot about living in Florida. We're Midwest people. I grew up in and around the Midwest, spent a lot of time there. I've learned a lot about trees living here. We love our orange trees and got a big lemon tree in the backyard. But we recently learned that it can take a while for a new tree that you plant, or if you transplant a tree, it may take a while for it to flower and produce fruit. I've learned also the centuries may never get over the move. Even if they're perfectly healthy and filled with leaves, they might never put out any fruit. I guess it just depends on the tree and the ground and how well it's taken care of. I learned that same lesson in business. I just was never a farmer. I was not raised in agriculture, didn't understand it. But the same lesson in business is that some projects take a long time to produce fruit, even if all the research, planning and even great execution work together for good, it doesn't mean it's going to produce fruit. Even in my own season, I might not see it in my life. One of the hardest things for all of us to do is persevere in the absence of fruit. How hard is that? Keep going, keep on moving through the valley and up the hill and up the mountain, even when there is no fruit. I'm a great perseverer, when things are popping. It's a lot harder to do that when things are dropping, right? So, I'm gonna tell you this. I think it's even hard to keep praying during a time when the Lord seems quiet and far away. But it's often the time when the very best fruit is in production. Here's the key. We just can't see it. We can't feel it and maybe not even smell those orange blossoms. My guest today has written about the power of anointing. She's an anointed prophetess, book writer, a minister of the gospel. She's written about the anointing of Deborah, Esther and Anna and now she comes to us to talk about her latest book and I'm so excited about it. It's The Hannah Anointing where she writes about becoming a woman of resilience, fulfillment and fruitfulness. So, I guess the question everybody wants to know is what does Hannah have for us? What did you find in the life of Hannah?

 

About Michelle

·         Serves as director of prayer ministry on staff of Crusaders Church under apostle John Eckhardt

·         Apostolic team leader at Impact Network

·         Moves in the prophetic

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: I am so excited about this book, this anointing of Hannah. I found her to be a woman of resilience, a woman of the Spirit, a woman who lived in the presence of God in the face of opposition. This book has really opened up my heart and my mind about waiting on the Lord and really being a chosen vessel. I feel like they've been many times what God has chosen us to do certain things. We say yes, but we don't understand the process or the people that we're going to minister to. So, when He puts his hand on us, he takes us through this process. As we're going through this process, we're facing jealousy, we're facing inadequacy. I'm just excited how Hannah gave us a great example that if we would just hold on to the truth that God is with us, that God has a plan and a purpose for us. We will see a fruit that will outlive us.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Isn’t that something that you see people who feel inadequate are also the most jealous? Aren’t those two that come together?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Oh, yes. What I found about Hannah was she was a woman that actually … well, let’s just say this. We know that she was barren that that was her whole story is that she had a spirit of barrenness. But I think one key that we leave out is that the scripture says that the Lord shut her womb. Sometimes we don't understand what we're going through. Other people can be jealous of us, or we can even get into a tendency of being jealous. But with Hannah, she didn't become jealous. I know that there are times when, even in my own life, I see a lot of people around me that are prospering, doing better than I am, that spirit of envy and jealousy can try to attack your life. I feel like Hannah gave us a great picture of even in the face of not having the fruitfulness she desired, she always went to the temple. She was misidentified, mislabeled, but she always went back to the presence of the Lord and she never gave up. So, she saw the fulfillment of the promise.

 

Some of Michelle McClain-Walters’ books

·         The Hannah Anointing

·         The Esther Anointing

·         The Deborah Anointing

·         The Anna Anointing

·         The Ruth Anointing

·         The Prophetic Advantage

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Let's add another one to that, to jealousy and the other traits you've just described. Let's add comparison to it. It gets us all in trouble and we start comparing the great life God has given us …. we're feeling real good till we see someone walked by maybe with that baby in the carriage and one in her arm, you start feeling like, Lord, I'm looking at her and wondering why not me?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Exactly. One of the things that we are doing when we compare, we usually take our weakness and then we compare it to someone else's strength, but not really keeping our focus on what God has designed us to do. It's an ugly spirit that the enemy tries to attack the body of Christ with and make us feel inadequate. I really believe this is such a seed of that. If we do like Hannah did in, and she was a woman of resilience and she set her face to God. It talked about how Hannah always went in the temple to inquire of the Lord. I just believe this is such a season for the body of Christ. You have people who are called to do greater things than you. And then you will have people that are called to do things that may not be as greater. Let's say this: society decides it's great. We have to really get our definition of who we are from the presence of the Lord.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Isn’t it nice to know what the Lord says about you instead of that neighbor or someone across the aisle from me in church that you just have a little bit of bitterness about? Then the Lord says something to you through that sermon or through the Word and it cleans you out of all that; things are better. I know you do a lot of ministering and counseling and working with women. How do you help them become resilient? How do you go from that spirit of downcast to resilient? What kinds of advice you give?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: The first thing I do is I really tell them, you have to understand what God has said through the Word. I believe we have so many people as women that are trying to put labels on us and define who we are. But we have to hold on to the truth of what the Word of God says. We're fearfully and wonderfully made. So, I really try to fill my books with the Word of God and with prayers and declarations because we have to renew our mind to who we are and what God has already promised and defined us as. That's one of that's the first thing I say, to hold on to the truth of God's Word. Get into the presence of God and let God define who you are.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: That's good. I'd much rather do that and yet we care about what man says about us. In other words, defining us. We want those pats on the back to know that we matter, we count, we’re important. Sometimes it's not even enough to know that you've heard it from the Lord. We want to hear from the boss. Right?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Exactly. But I still think those are things that we lack, like self-confidence. I just believe that we really have to find that confidence in the Lord, that we have to really understand our self-worth. It takes time. It takes time to meditate on the Word of God and renew your mind to what God has said. I always tell my ladies to get around people who celebrate you, get some kingdom connections and go to some conferences around women who are called to equip you and even, like I say, celebrate who you are.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: And that's important. I teach this, and I know you do. I don't even have to ask. But we don't get enough of this at home. There are many people that go looking for it elsewhere because they're not honored in their home. They're not given that respect that they need and those words of encouragement and life. I tell folks that listen to me is when I get home from work, my day has just started. I've got to build that woman up. She's had a hard day even though she doesn't work outside the home. She's been at home. I don't know what she's been through or gone through. I don't expect anything other than to go home and continue what I've been doing it work. What do you think about that?

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Yes. There are times when people are at home, they don't know who we are. Jesus said the prophet is not without honor except in his own home. I still say that God has one friend for you; one person that you can be vulnerable with. Then I usually pray for those who don't know me and I stopped trying to explain it and just become a doer. When I become a doer of the Word, people begin to see what God is placed on the inside of me. I really have to trust the Holy Spirit. I believe we have to trust the Holy Spirit to really show others who we are. So, as women, I know sometimes in your home … let’s your husband may not be saved … all we can do with love them and we can let our light shine before them.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: And, we might pray for them, that might help.

 

Michelle McClain-Walters: Yes, pray for them. The other thing I always say, this is what I learned. This might be hard, but this is what God has gotten me through. When I know someone can't give me something, whether it be an encouragement, or let's say maybe your husband is not the most affectionate person, I just stopped expecting it from him. I stopped expecting or because they can't give it to me, I'll give it to them and do it by example.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Michelle McClain-Walters, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Connect with Michelle McClain-Walters

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         At michellemcclainwalters.com

 

  

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

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