Transcript for Sarah Jakes Roberts talks about her new book
Get tested often, even with no symptoms. Here now with business woman, best-selling author,roberts. She is the daughter of megachurch bishop she's following in his footsteps encouraging others to step into their faith and live their best lives with her brand-new book and it's called "Woman evolve: Break up with your fear, revolutionize your life." Good morning, Sarah Jakes Roberts. So good to have you with us this morning. Looking all bright and shiny and ready to talk about this beautiful new book. But first of all let's say, mom, pastor, author, you got all these things going on. How have you been able to juggle it all during the pandemic especially? You know what, I have not been able to juggle it all. I decided to bring all of myself to one thing at a time. It's been such a traumatic season for everyone and so the more that I just took time to say I'm not going to be everything to everyone, I'll do the best that I can with what I have, I found myself finding pockets of gratitude instead of feeling the grief, the incessant grief 24/7. My momma used to say you can have it all not just all a atitime. Everything has its season. Over the years you've been open and people appreciated this about you. You've been open about your past, things that have happened in the past and you say you don't have to live your future defined by your past. What you mean? I had my son, I was 14 years old and my greatest fear was that people would only see me as a teen mom and the truth is that that was the only way that I saw myself. It wasn't until I started digging into the dimensions of who I was that I was able to see myself outside of what happened to me and so my prayer is that as I get to connect with other people that I help them to see there are layers to you. You're not just what you've gone through. You still have potential and life here so let's see who we can become. Breaking up with your fear, I love that so how can people who are going through some really challenging times right now, how can they translate that message to what they're going through right now to break up with their fears when they think something is holding them back like that? Yeah, I love this. A lot of times we acknowledge that we have fears but we don't really pinpoint what those fears are and one of the things that I try to challenge people to do is like let's talk these fears out loud. They're like the bogeyman sometimes. They stay in the closet. We're afraid of them and never confront them but you are bad, you are bold. You are incredible. Let's look at these fears so that they no longer have power over us. Our faith is more powerful than our fear but we have to give our faith something to point towards. Preach, preach, yes, this morning on "Gma." Do you have a specific exercise that you can share with our viewers to help them do that? Absolutely. So acknowledging, right, we have to acknowledge our fears, otherwise our fears are in control of us. Our fears pretend to keep us safe but it's not true. They're actually keeping us bound so we process those fears. After we take the time to process those fears let's begin to accept all of who we are. Okay, I am a teen mom but I am also so many other things, accepting who I am in the midst of that and who else could I have the potential to become? I want to learn another language. I want to travel. I want to start a business. Let's start taking baby steps. We don't have to do it all overnight. Make changes little by little and say today I'll make one step into the direction of who I can become and most importantly it's so important we remember this is just like starting a new diet, right? We made changes until it becomes our norm. Practice the new you until the new you becomes the only version of you that exists. I'm looking at you and seeing your daddy. I really am and he's going to be here tomorrow. Yeah, do you have a message for him? I do. You want us to share with him? I would love that. I would love that. Hey, daddy, I am so proud of you for not dropping the mic. We've been through so many. Grandma's funeral to 9/11, the world has gone through so many changes and you didn't drop the mic and because of that you told me how to hold on to the mic too. So proud to be your daughter and so blessed to be loved by you. You're on today and your dad on tomorrow. I know. That's crazy. It's a blessing. I couldn't even have imagined. Could not have told 13-year-old me that a moment like this would be happening. You're helping others right now. Thank you. Thank you so much. Continued blessings to you. Thank you for sharing. "Woman evolve: Break up with your fears and ref losingize your life" is now now.
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