Kimberly Jones, aka Real Talk Kim, refers to herself as an “Energizer Bunny for Jesus.” She travels 51 weeks of the year preaching the gospel, a calling she has embraced and enjoys thoroughly.
So, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States and prohibited her from hitting the road each week, it became a major disruption for her. She admits she didn’t handle it well at first, but then God showed her how to deal with it in a Christlike manner and discover other ways to impact the kingdom in the interim.
“All of a sudden they said I had to stay home, and I said, what? No way,” Jones told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. “That first week, I had a meltdown, and I had a little talk with Jesus.
“And then all of a sudden I just had an attitude check. I’m always preaching that if you can’t change your situation, then change your attitude. So, I changed my attitude and I started hustling for Jesus. I went back to the basics. I started doing car videos again. I started getting on everybody’s lines that were inviting me. You know, things that I would never have time to do. I started my mentorship program, which just rocked. I got to invest in them, something I wouldn’t have been able to do if I had been on the road.
“And I really started investing in my church. Man, I’m telling you, one of the greatest gifts to me has been this quarantine reset. That’s what God really started showing me. This has also been a time of rest and reset. I’ve let go of some people that weren’t really benefiting my life or my ministry. God has really been dealing with me and revealing some things to me. This has been a phenomenal blessing. That’s one thing that I’m preaching every day. Don’t waste the reset. Don’t waste the quarantine. We’re never again going to have this.”
For more of how Real Talk Kim says you can use this time of quarantine for God’s glory, listen to the entire podcast.