I didn’t grow up in the church as some people would say. I mean, I was slightly active in youth group for a while, but when my parents divorced, I stopped turning to God for answers. Instead, I joined the Air Force to escape and see the world. (I got stationed less than 80 miles from my home town. Needless to say, although I had turned from God, HE has never turned away from me.)
Fast forward several years and a whole lot of sin this short bio doesn’t allow for, and you would find me tired and exhausted from the struggle of “keeping my life together.” You see, I had become a people-pleaser, and nothing else seems to wear a woman out faster than continually trying to always say and do the right things so the people around you will like you and not leave you.
Somewhere in the midst of all my people pleasing, God broke through my façade and rescued me from the bondage of low self-esteem and self-worth, and helped me to see the only one worth pleasing is Him. Now, my identity is found in the only One who matters – Jesus Christ. It wasn’t pretty or painless, but it was – is – a process that keeps me undone, yet beautifully restored.
Today, I am very blessed to say that I am a mom of two rowdy boys, a step-mom of two beautiful young women, and a wife to a good, wise, kind, and loving husband (who is an amazing father, too!). I recently resigned from my full-time job to complete my degree in Christian ministry, and focus on my passion – helping women discover the freedom and life that can only be found in Jesus. I love conversing and laughing with people, and hope that my encounters with others might shine a little joy in their corner of the world. My house isn’t always clean (remember the two rowdy boys? Be sure to add three smelly dogs on top of that!), and I’m often running a hundred miles an hour – most times in the wrong direction. But my desire is to always make time to sit at my Savior’s feet every day. It really is the ONLY thing that keeps me grounded and secure in my identity through Him.
Seriously people… the ONLY thing.
You can also read more about my drama and speaking ministry, Living Reflections, on my website www.kimimiller.com.