Jun 22

Time to go on a Diet..a doubt diet!

Everyone experiences doubt at one time or another. For some it’s worse than others. That’s probably the category I’d be in. It seems like my natural tendency is to doubt before I accept and receive confidence. Even though I know where my confidence is…in Christ. My doubt is a strength and my confidence is a weakness. It’s supposed to be the other way around! I want to reduce the doubt and soooooo….I’m going on a doubt diet. I’d like to invite you to join me!

Watch this: (if you can’t see a video below this, click the title of this post and that should help)

We are NOT gonna settle for doubt, no way no how. Join me, Renee, and thousands of others who struggle with doubt by signing up for the 7-Day Doubt Diet. It’s easy and it’s free. How cool is that??? And just by signing up for the doubt diet AND commenting on my blog that you actually signed up, well you will be entered to win an advanced signed copy of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. Just follow the instructions in the video or below. This does not take the place of our Bible study at all. It will supplement it for one week. Do the doubt diet as your morning devotion and do the study as…well your study! It’s time to fight off doubt and get started now so we can find our Hidden Joy!!!!

If you are interested in participating:

Visit Renee Swope’s blog and sign up for the 7 Day Doubt Diet.
Comment here on my blog today letting us know that you signed up for the Doubt Diet.
You’ll be entered to win. 2 Winners will be selected and announced on Friday.

Hang on sistas! Treasures are your to be had! Beginning with the reduction of doubt.

Love you bunches! And I’m praying for you. <3



  1. Can’t wait for the diet to begin!! Thanks so much for this video! I was privileged to read an early copy of Renee’s book and was touched by the message God gave her! Looking forward to joining your study this fall because like you say we still have doubts and I know I’m a work in progress!! It was great to read the book, but I know it will be a blessing to read through it with others as well!! Melissa, I loved your is God enough bit in the book too! I’ve thought about that a time or two over these last few weeks! Thanks for sharing. Hope you didn’t cry too much watching Toy Story 3 tonight! Blessings, Jill

  2. I signed up for the Doubt Diet. Thank you, Melissa and Renee!

  3. Karen Nolan Bell says:

    Thank you for offering the 7 Day Doubt Diet
    I have signed up!

  4. Just signed up for the Doubt Diet. Looking forward to hearing from God!

  5. Just signed up! Looking forward to implementing it into the current BREAKTHROUGH study!

    • Anonymous says:

      I have signed up for the doubt diet, I am looking forward to getting free! Thank you and bless you for all you ladies do!

  6. Hey there. I just signed up for the doubt diet. SO looking forward to next week in doing this.

    I will say I have been “gleaning” what I can from the study “hidden Joy in a Dark Corner”, however, It has been incredibly difficult for me to locate the book. I had ordered it through an online used resource and there was complications which led to me cancelling my order.

    SO, I have been using the scriptures you’ve shared and whatever encouragement I have been able to glean for my own personal situation (even though I do not have the book).

    I hear you mention a lot and refer to this being a freedom from sexual abuse,etc. I have not experienced that kind of abuse and will be praying for every single woman going through the healing process in this!

    My freedom that I SO desire isn’t a freedom I want from something that happened in the past. BUT something that is trying to continue to abuse me at this very moment. It is emotional and verbal abuse from a parent.

    I won’t get into the dynamics here, but I will say that I am desiring at this time to know how to be able to walk “confidently” around this person, (as they continue to harass and pursue me every way they can -whether it be showing up at a function they know I’ll be at, a bible study I have attended for years, the church I have been atending). I am desperately wanting to be able to walk confidently in church and any place I may see them, and be able to be free of fear, free of the lies that tell me I am horrible for having my boundaries, freedom from worrying about what lies are being smeared around the church about me. I WANT to attend my bible study I have attended for years this Fall without allowing this person to suck me back into the game – only to spit me out yet another time – and only to find myself so angry at myself for letting it happen. I am fearing right now to attend my study in the Fall for fear of all these things. I am praying God will do a mighty work in me, strengthen me, and set me free so I will go in there strong, confident and stand firm.

    Thanks for letting me share. The emotional torture I have been through is well been torture to the inside of my soul. I WILL SAY – all glory to God as He has been in a major process of opening my blind eyes, setting me free, and revealing more time over the past 10 years – and I KNOW He wants to do more for me in this area. The ways He has used various people that have come and gone in my life to speak a word of truth in love, etc. etc. has been nothing short of a miracle.

    Thanks again!

    God Bless!


    • Hi Leah, I don’t know if you’ll see this since there is a new post up today but I would gladly send you a book. Just send me your address & I’ll get one & send it out to you on Monday. I’d be more than happy to do that. My e-mail is…. grtmm24@comcast.net

  7. I just signed up for the Doubt Diet. :-)Can’t wait for the book and the online study!! Thanks Renee and Melissa!!

  8. Melissa just signed up for the Doubt Diet. i have been extremely busy these past few months i have not been online very much but i sure have missed your encouragements. Lots and lots of blessings! Love you girl!

  9. I enjoyed the first chapter of Renee’s book and signed up so that I could be a better mentor to my teenage daughter as she enters the years where doubt can become a hinderance to her becoming all that God has for her.

  10. Lucy Thompson says:

    Praying for many to be blessed! Thank you for allowing God to use you in an area where so many women struggle!

  11. I just signed up for the Doubt Diet. Thank you both Melissa and Renee.

  12. I just read chapter 1 that Renee sent out with the doubt diet. It is so speaking to my heart right now. I am stepping out in faith from a place of safety into the unknown. My self-doubt and occasionally God-doubt comes in waves and I think about this transition. Would love to win the book to read it all!

  13. Just read chapter 1
    and I’m already losing weight…
    this Doubt Diet WORKS!

  14. Well, I THOUGHT I had signed up for it a while back but I haven’t received anything yet :( and every time I try to sign up today it keeps giving me a “Too Much Traffic. We’re making things happy. Couple minutes. :-) …you can follow the progress on Twitter. …says Gary” To which I say “Booooo” LOL Guess I’ll just keep trying!

  15. I am trying to sign up but the traffic on the site is heavy and won’t let me sign up yet… but I’ll keep trying!

    I am SO ready for the Doubt Diet! I need this program! : )

    I am stuck… and ready to MOVE!

  16. I signed up for the Doubt Diet and I love Renee’s first post! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I suffer from doubt regularly so this book sounds perfect for what I struggle with!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. i just signed up for renee’s 7-day doubt diet!! can’t wait!! :)

  18. Thank you!! I have signed up and looking forward to the devotions!

  19. Looking forward to the devo’s … especially while traveling in a small car with active kids!!

  20. I just signed up for the 7 Day Doubt Diet…PERFECT timing. As the time is getting closer to board that plane and leave my comfy home here in Wisconsin for the unknowns of North Carolina and the “She Speaks Conference,” my thoughts have been in a battle. Doubt keeps trying to trickle in and so I know that I need to stand strong against it. I am really looking forward to this challenge!

  21. Meredith says:

    I signed up for the Doubt Diet :) Thanks ladies! You are wonderful!

  22. KarriedByHislove says:

    Just signed up for the doubt diet! So excited– I need this!!

  23. I signed up!
    Would so love a copy of your book Renee. :)

    Thanks ladies, I’m enjoying all these studies.

  24. Just watched video and signed up. Sounds really right for women today!

  25. jackie monks says:

    hi all i have signed up for the doubt diet thank you to both melissa the hj study is tough going but ptl we getting through together!!!!

  26. Leigh F. says:

    I signed up! Leigh

  27. Susan Kanter says:

    I signed up for the Doubt Diet!

  28. I could really use some God-fidence especially during this season of my life.
    Thank you for sharing the Doubt Diet!

  29. A little late, but I have signed up for the Doubt Diet – thanks for offering it!!!


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