(*Stay tuned for the invitation at the end of the blog post…)
I shouldn’t have said that. What’s wrong with me?
Have you ever wanted to rewind time to take back your words or actions? The second these words came out of my mouth, I regretted them. I didn’t do a good job. I shouldn’t have said this.
Ever been there? Have your past words, actions or mistakes ever come to life to plague you? Is it hard to let the past go?
In my situation, my husband overheard my whole conversation from the other room…
“What did you think? Did I do horrible?” I asked him.
His non-response and unenthusiastic answer said it all… “You gave it your best shot.”
My best shot?! I knew what that translated to: I did horrible. Absolutely rotten and horrible. I botched it up. I should have done better. Ugh.
Everything in me wanted to either hide, run, or freeze. I wasn’t sure what to do, all raw and exposed, probably, much like this biblical woman of old…
“The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught red-handed in the act of adultery. Moses, in the Law, gives orders to stone such persons. What do you say?” (John 8:3-5 MSG)
“Jesus, what do you say about…
this woman — the embarrassing mess-up?
this woman — the horrible one?
this woman — the guilty-as-charged person?
this woman — the bad, bad, girl?”
The woman stood there. Waiting. Crickets.
“Yes, Jesus, what do you have to say about her?!”
“When they kept on questioning him, (Jesus) straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jo. 8:7 NIV)
All condemnations that wanted to stone her — were silenced. All accusation that wanted to pelt her — was stopped. Jesus set her free, called her to sin no more and she walked away, liberated — an entirely free woman. Jesus did that. He still does…
I wonder, are you free from the stoning of condemnation or are you still being hit? Are you free of yesterday’s baggage or are you still carrying it?
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (Jo. 8:36)
Friends, I still have moments of shame, for sure. But, one of the greatest miracles of my life is how shame — and fear — don’t rule me anymore. Through biblical ways of thinking, practical postures of heart, and authentic moments of prayer, God has freed me from mountains of shame and fear.
I feel He wants me to share my learnings, with you, so you too can walk free…
So, I am doing a 2-part, Breakthrough Workshop Event…
De-stress during these Two Breakthrough Workshops, as we:
- Identify the areas of condemnation, critique, or accusation that are limiting you.
- Gain 5+ biblical, practical strategies to defeat shame, condemnation and fear in its tracks.
- Share vulnerably and authentically with women who understand.
- Receive releasing-prayer for new-found freedom in Christ-Jesus.
- Discover proven-ways to maintain a fearless and faith-filled heart.
- Renew your mind in biblical truth to live the abundant life Christ died for.
***Plus, the Psalms have blessed me so much! The verses David have changed my heart and mind. You know? David was a man after God’s heart; allow his perspective to change your hearts. Registrants will also receive some of may favorites prayer-declarations from Psalms.
2 Days & Multiple-ways to Attend (via live/recorded ZOOM):
1. Live Breakthrough Workshop 1 (Practices to Defeat Shame) – Sat. Feb 5, 10:00 AM -11:45 AM ET
2. Live Breakthrough Workshop 2 (Maintaning Fearlessness) – Tue. Feb 8, 6:30-8:30 PM ET
3. Recorded version – Both events will be sent post-event.
The morning retreat cost is $19. I lowered the price (while covering costs), to help as many people attend as possible!
“My life is changed.” -C.A.
“Kelly is a great encourager! Her greatest desire is that you should know who the Lord created you to be and who you are as a daughter.” – M.R.
“Kelly brought light into my very dark world by demonstrating what the true love of Jesus looks like!” – D.P.
Frequently Asked Questions
The event will be hosted on Zoom. Please check your Zoom account for updates prior to the event. Lines will be muted.