Purposeful Faith

Truth or Lie? (+ An Invitation)

As a kid, I was convinced that the pool of water at the end of a hot highway was real. That is — until our family drove further and I discovered — nothing was there.  Only then, did I learn the water was fake, a mirage.

Just because you see something, doesn’t mean it is real. Just because you are convinced it is there, doesn’t mean it can’t be fake.

The enemy sells fakeness as truth. He is the ultimate producer of fake news.  Just because you see something or feel something — doesn’t mean it is truth. Just because you were hurt yesterday, doesn’t mean it will repeat. Just because you feel rejected or neglected, doesn’t mean it is who you are. Just because you haven’t succeeded yet, doesn’t mean you won’t.

The enemy aims to take hurts and to twist them into destiny.

Have you let him do this to you?

You know, I think I’ve come under the lie that I need to be perfect in front of others. The mirage is: Kelly is all pulled together. Kelly is great at ministry. Kelly and her husband work so well together.

Today, I cried before a group of friends. Why? Because I am not perfect. The enemy not only wanted me to believe fake news about myself, but he had me peddling an I-have-it-all-together-look too. Sure, I felt a little shame as I cried, but I also felt relief as I was prayed for. I am glad I shared.

In reality: I am an imperfect girl desperately in need of the Perfect Savior and — in Him — I am more than enough.

My dear friend, we are all in the same boat. And, now more than ever, we need each other. Your wisdom may be my breakthrough. My prayer may be your answer. Your story may help another sister detect an unconscious lie. Her word may release you out of your prison.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together…” (Heb. 10:24)

“…When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.” (1 Cor. 14:26)

This is how the Kingdom of God works. God intends for us to build each other up!

Sisters, I am serious about us supporting each other. I am also serious about tearing down lies, like: I am not enough. I will always be stuck. No one loves me. God doesn’t care for me. I am too much. I can’t …. There’s no hope.  

I want this so much that our next Breakthrough Retreat is going to be a Lie Demolition Party!!!! We will “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God.” (2 Cor. 10:5). We will get out our weapons that are “not carnal, but mighty for the pulling down of strongholds.”

I know God will show up. Reason being? Every time I have shared this message at retreats, women have been set free! I am telling you, the enemy will have no chance, because the Word of God, the truth of God and the Spirit of God is faithful. I can say this with confidence, because I have seen a marked difference in women from this very message. Don’t miss it. We will have personal reflection time, time in God’s Word and time to share in a small group setting (I want to keep everyone in the same small group for each retreat).

If you want this kind of breakthrough, join me for…

the 2nd Breakthrough Retreat (Sat. March 6th) from 10 AM ET – 1 PM ET. The cost is $29. You can click below to sign up now.

Sign Up Here: Breakthrough Retreat


“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.

“Kelly’s “realness”, no matter the cost has helped liberate me from all the masks I carried. Christ uses her to powerfully deliver freedom in every conversation.” – S.A.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will there be a recorded version?
If you are unable to attend, but you would like to be a part of the event on your own time, my plan is to create a recorded version. Simply buy a ticket for the retreat and let me know via email that you will be “watching at home”. I will send you the file after it is complete. For more information or if you have questions contact kelly@purposefulfaith.com
2. Do I need to have attended the first retreat?
Nope. They do not build off of each other. It will be as if you are starting with retreat 1.
3. How will we have the meeting? 
The event will be hosted on Zoom. Please check your Zoom account for updates prior to the event. Lines will be muted.
4. How often will you be having retreats?
I would like to have these retreats quarterly or every other month. My dream is that we can know each other. I would also like to place people into small groups that they can regularly meet with and form relationships. My dream is that we become even more of a tight-knit community.  I will love to pray for the small groups at times and I hope this is something that can continue for a long time.
5. How can I continue to connect and build accountability?
Let me know your ideas on this. I would love for you to talk with your small groups in between retreats.
6. Is there more I can do with you?
On the retreat, I will share some more ways we can go deeper and grow in intimacy with God.
7. Will I stay with my small group?
Yes, I hope to form a small group at the first event and to keep you connecting at future retreats. Let’s do life together!
8. Can I invite my friends to join this or is it only for Purposeful Faith readers?
Everyone is welcome! Please share this email with whomever comes to your heart. I want everyone who needs freedom to be at this retreat.
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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • I know this is a lie but still you can’t get it out of your mind. that is me right there. How many time, the enemy whispered in my ears I will always be addicted.
    And at time, you do believe because, so far he still got you. So, I keep doing my ministry, keep praying the Lord will get me out somehow. Only that hope keeps me going. Because, It is shameful to acknowledge how i got myself into so much mess, especially when i teach others how not to be this dumb.
    Hopefully, sooner than later, I will be free, free to teach, without hypocrisy.
    God bless us all.

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