I blogged about the No More Silly Women conference on Monday. Awesome experience! I truly received my RESET for my RENEWAL in 2018! One of the speakers at the conference was an anointed and fabulous woman of God who has the nickname of Real Talk Kim. Her official name is Kimberly Jones-Pothier and she is a powerful pastor and speaker who is not ashamed to tell her testimony in order to help others overcome obstacles!
Let me first make this confession: we don’t have cable in my house. I’m in Indianapolis, IN and we have regular, digital antenna television. I do watch TV but I don’t watch it every day. So, when I first heard about the line-up of speakers for the upcoming conference, I was excited because I had never heard of any of these women. EVER! So, ‘Real Talk Kim’ was a star on Oxygen’s docuseries, Preachers of Atlanta. Besides that, she’s known around the world for her awesomeness and just genuine love for people. But I had never heard of her until this conference. LOL! I was already in anticipation for what each speaker had to deliver for the No More Silly Women conference. But it was something about her that had me on the edge of my seat!
Of course, I purchased both of her books. And as I am writing this blog post, I just finished reading and leaving a review on Amazon about her book entitled “Beautifully Broken”. (I plan to start reading the other one tomorrow. LOL!) Amazing book! So empowering! It also aligns with so much that I’ve been reading and learning while in school these last few months on being an apprentice of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend this book for those who are seeking to include an empowering and inspiring book to have in their personal library! I made highlights in mine and I know I will go back to it whenever I need to!
One of the main things a loved about her book was how it encouraged still being broken but yet being whole. These last few months of being a part of seminary, I’ve been amazed at how the first set of classes explains how we will never be perfect. So many of us have been lied to about being perfect and that’s the only way of being accepted. The only way God will approve you and/or use you. THAT IS SUCH A LIE! I know when I first started trying be an entrepreneur, an author, a speaker, etc. I thought the same thing. I thought I had to do things EXACTLY like others before me who are now very successful. I thought I had to be completely healed from the emotional trauma of my daughter’s stillbirth in 2013. I thought I had to be completely perfect to be a wife of a licensed minister and more. But in the last few months, I have been reminded I don’t have be perfect. I do have to be spiritual mature to recognize I need God to help me and He’s perfect! So when people see me, they see His perfect glory – not me! I’m definitely not as broken and discouraged as I was 4 years ago. Now I’ve been walking in my healing and deliverance every day. And while I’m walking, I just want to help others along the way!
I’ve been allowing certain matters to block my path but I can’t do that any longer! I can only be me and that alone takes 24/7! I’d been taking a much heavier load if I tried to be something or someone that I’m not. And one of the many lessons Jesus Christ taught is about taking on His easy yoke and lighter burden. (Matthew 11:30) I declared 2018 as the year of RENEWAL! I’m just going to follow God’s direction; always praying, walking along this path with Jesus Christ as my teacher, and allow the Holy Spirit to flow in my life! I declare the best days are starting NOW!