Real Talk Kim Says It's Time to Shut Hell Up

Popular speaker Kimberly Jones-Pothier (also known as ‘Real Talk Kim’) knows all about getting stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk and bad decisions. She also knows the healing that can come from surrendering fully to God and letting Him take over. She says it’s time to shut hell up and replace the devil’s lies with God’s truth.

Her new book, When Your Bad Meets His Good (Charisma House, December 4), is straight-forward and ‘real’ but also down-to-earth and from a heart of love, all traits her followers have come to expect from her. With chapters from ‘Straight Outta Excuses’ to ‘Kill the Weeds’ to ‘We See a Mess, God Sees a Chance!’, she encourages readers to trust what God is doing in the darkest places of their lives and work with Him as He shapes their pain into a pulpit.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

Pain is part of life on earth. When we experience painful seasons, we question whether God still cares or if He even exists. That’s what I was doing. But after being twice married and divorced, losing my business, and having to move back in with my parents with my two boys in tow, I went on a journey to find God, myself, and my purpose. I chose to no longer blame everyone else for my situation, and instead, I gave God permission to heal my heart.

Let me tell you, heartbreak is no joke. After my divorce, my body literally ached day and night. I lay in bed, sobbing and begging God to take my pain from me.

But He said, “I cannot take the pain. You must give it to Me.”

From that moment on I became intentional about my healing and freedom. I realized God had entrusted me with pain. He had enrolled me in “life college,” and I wouldn’t owe a dime in student loans. God used that painful season to change the trajectory of my entire life. Instead of taking me out, that crushing experience produced an anointing that would help pull others from hell’s grip.

Heartbreak, pain, and struggles are inevitable. What matters is how you play the cards you are dealt. Will you be a game changer or a benchwarmer? Will your pain be temporary or become permanent? Decide today: Are you going to nurse your wounds for the rest of your life? Or will you make the devil regret that he ever messed with you?

I want to help you move in a new direction instead of going back and repeating old cycles. But you’re going to have to be intentional. You’ll need to place a “Do not disturb” sign on your heart and allow God to heal every hurt area of your life.

That is what I did. I had to do it. My goal was to get unstuck from my past mistakes and move forward in Christ. I realized I had gone around my mountain of self far too many times. What I needed was to decide to allow God to make me whole.

I invite you to take this healing journey with me and watch God restore all that you lost and more. Today I am married to an exceptional man of God. Together we share four amazing sons and four of the most beautiful grandchildren—all while pastoring the best church on the planet. I am privileged to travel weekly, sharing God’s love with thousands of hurting people who are looking for change. I am a living witness of what happens when our bad meets His good.

God has a plan for you too. I’ve been where you are, and I know what God will do if we put our lives in His hands. Are you ready to believe that God is going to use your pain as a means of advancement in your life?

God isn’t ignoring you. He’s preparing you.


This article is based on When Your Bad Meets His Good: Find Purpose in Your Pain (Charisma House, 2018) by Kimberly Jones-Pothier, aka Real Talk Kim. Jones-Pothier travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of “loving people back to life.” She is a wife, a mother, a pastor, a best‐selling author, an entertainer, and most importantly a worshipper after God’s own heart. Kim and her husband, Mark Pothier, are the senior pastors of Church of the Harvest in Fayetteville, Georgia. She finds fulfilling purpose in charity work and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Preachers of Atlanta, CNN, Nightline, and numerous radio shows.