Are you the real woman God created you to be? Do you want to become her? Join New York Times bestselling author and speaker, Kimberla Lawson Roby, each week, as she inspires and encourages you to become the best you can be in all areas of your life—spiritually, personally, and professionally. In every episode, Kimberla will transparently discuss topics, such as faith, purpose, relationships, self-care, women’s issues, fear, failure, success, and so much more—all of which she has struggled with or experienced herself. Additionally, she will share three things you can do, as well as a scripture to help you. Kimberla is a Christian woman, wife, bonus mom, speaker, and author of 28 books, including, THE WOMAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE: Finding Success Through Faith—Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally. To be notified about each new episode, please subscribe to The Woman God Created You to Be podcast. To connect with Kimberla online to discuss her weekly topics, please visit: Facebook: @kimberlalawsonroby; Instagram: @kimberlalawsonroby; Twitter: @KimberlaLRoby; or via her Website: www.kimroby.com/contact.
The Final Episode of Season 1!
So today marks the end of Season 1 of The Woman God Created You to Be Podcast, and I can’t thank you enough for supporting me over these last few months in such a huge way, as it has truly meant the world to me in more ways than I can explain! Today also marks the release of my 25th episode, another wonderful milestone, and while I will certainly miss discussing each of my weekly topics with you, I also know how important it is for all of us to take scheduled breaks so we can rest, relax, and recharge. Although, I will say that before I take a full break, I’ll also be finishing up another project that I’ve already been working on! So, in today’s episode, I share more about that, as well as three things I hope you’ll take some time out to do this summer as well.
Believe, Have Faith, and Never Give Up
So, no matter how strong and confident we may have been taught to be…or how strong and confident we may believe we are, the fact of the matter is, we are still human. Which means that, every now and then, we will experience times in our lives when our faith in God, our belief in ourselves, and our belief in what we’re trying to accomplish may not be as solid as it should be. But that’s okay…because the good news is that whenever we doubt ourselves, second-guess what God has clearly told us to do, or to some degree, even lose our faith in almost everything, we can still make the decision to never give up. We can take a step back, go into prayer, rebuild our faith, and then continue pushing forward. In today’s episode, I share why we must believe, keep our faith strong, and never give up.
Anxiety is Very Real
Before the year 2014, no one could have told me that I would begin suffering with anxiety or that I would eventually begin having anxiety attacks—one of which became a panic attack that sent me to the emergency room. But here’s the thing: not only would I have never believed this would happen to me…in all honesty, I had no idea how debilitating anxiety episodes could actually be. I had, of course, read about them and heard about them from others, but it never dawned on me that anxiety could affect anyone’s mental and physical well-being in such a noticeable way. Because even when I first began having early symptoms, such as nervousness in my chest, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and chronic insomnia, I still never thought I was dealing with anxiety. Instead, I just thought my symptoms were a direct result of the way-too-busy writing and event traveling schedule I kept myself on pretty regularly. And yes, while doing way too much all the time was definitely causing my symptoms, it wasn’t until I began feeling many of those symptoms, all at once and during the middle of the day, that I knew something was wrong. In today’s episode, I share my personal experience with anxiety and discuss just how real it actually is.
Be Yourself, No Matter What
So, here’s the thing. Whether we believe we’re good enough or not, personally or professionally, we are who we are. We are the individual women whom God created us to be, and what I can also promise you is that He never, ever makes any mistakes. Which means that, right now, at this very moment, you have everything you need to become the absolute best you can be in all areas of your life. And what it also means is that you don’t have to do anything the way you see someone else doing it in order to find success. Instead, all you have to do is be you. In today’s episode, I discuss the importance of being your authentic self, no matter what.
Having a True Relationship with God
So, if you’ve had a chance to read my book, The Woman God Created You to Be, then you know about the long-time struggle I once had when it came to forgiving others. And you also know that, at one point, I became lax with praying, reading my Bible, and with making God a priority in my life as a whole. And what that meant, was that during those particular times in my life, I didn’t have a true relationship with God. I mean, I did love him, and I honored him in certain ways, but when it came to doing some things that I knew weren’t right, I didn’t much focus on any scriptures that related to those areas I knew I needed to become better in. And worse, what this also meant was that I tended to focus much more on God on Sundays, the day most of us attend church service. What I had become was the kind of Christian who didn’t try to have as much of a relationship with God during the other six days of the week—sadly, I had become a lukewarm Christian. This is a term I learned from my grandmother when I was a child, and sometimes, she would even say that folks were straddle the fence, meaning they wanted to be both a Christian and be someone who didn’t live in a Christian-like way. In today’s episode, I share some of my personal experiences and how you can have a much more solid relationship with God.
It's Never Too Late to Live Out Your Dreams
You have, of course, heard that old cliché a thousand times…you know the one that says, “Age is just a number?” But here’s the thing…that old cliché is still so absolutely true. Because age really is just a number, and no matter how old you get, your age shouldn’t stop you from doing any of the amazing things you’ve been wanting to do. It shouldn’t stop you from changing careers, getting that new hairstyle you can’t stop thinking about, or from buying or building your dream home…if that is, in fact, what you have always wanted to do. In today’s episode, I discuss why it’s never too late to live out your dreams, and why you should begin focusing on yours as soon as possible.
OMG words can not describe Ms Kimberly keep the podcast and books coming 😘
Timely and Inspirational!
Kimberla is authentic and on a mission to uplift and inspire. Her lessons learned will serve as solutions found for all with an ear to hear. Proud of your great work for God!
An answered prayer!!
I’m living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome among other health issues. Lately I’ve been feeling depressed, battling anxiety, struggling with my self esteem and trying to come to grips that my family doesn’t support me in my illness, they either don’t care or don’t believe me...either way, when I have flare ups I’m on my own...listening to your podcast is like listening to a play back of my cry to the Holy Spirit for help!!! Thank You for your obedience and transparency!!! Your testimony is such a comforting blessing!