“Nobody ever gave me anything. I’ve had to fight my way to and fight my way through every obstacle and setback and challenge in my life. I only had my mom. I only had my family. We only had us. We always had to figure it out on our own. We never got bailed out.
God tested our faith. He never just sent someone who said, Boom! Here you go. Here’s some money to make this problem go away. (Although that would’ve been really, really nice, God.) Instead, He gave a situation where we’d have to depend on Him, grow in our faith, and come out better on the other side of it. He never failed us.”
-Porsha Williams, The Pursuit of Porsha: How I Grew Into My Power and Purpose
Let me get completely honest–I didn’t really expect Porsha’s story to move me much. I mean, yes, I’m most definitely a fan of hers on TV and I can back the fact that her sheets line is legit (don’t sleep on them Pampered by Porsha sheets, ok?!). But Porsha, the author? I wasn’t sold at first.
She made a fool of me, though.
There’s truly more to Porsha than what we see on Bravo. She actually has led a pretty interesting life to be so young and you can feel the authenticity and heart she has within each page.
In just a little over 200 pages, Porsha gives us different stages of her life: her relationship with her father and how his passing impacted her, her struggle with knowing her value & beauty (which was not always pretty), her dating life (again, not always pretty), how scared she was to take on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and how motherhood changed her.
Her story is one of faith, her lows, but her amazing highs, and her desire to please God and find love. In this book, you’ll witness Porsha’s unwavering faith, a faith that truly resonated with me, a faith that appears to be woven into the very fabric of who she is as a woman.
Not only can you read more about Porsha’s faith in God, but you’ll also get more of an understanding of Porsha’s entrepreneurial spirit. I know she has several businesses now, but I didn’t know that she owned her own daycare in her 20s or that her mom and dad were entrepreneurs themselves. This book definitely gave more insight into that.
The best part about Porsha’s story is that I saw myself in a lot of her pages. I’ve constantly battled with loving me and accepting myself as beautiful, even when others do not. I’ve also had a constant struggle with dating the right men. It’s been times in my life where I’ve accepted wrong treatment or accepted less than what I deserved because I didn’t want to be alone or ruffle any feathers.
Thank God for growth, though. I’ve grown and Porsha has as well. It’s seen and I’m here for it. I’m here to applaud and celebrate her and her growth.
Get this book.
Let Porsha’s words be lessons to help you, strengthen you, encourage you. Let her words show you that it’s never too late to find yourself, love yourself, and hear the voice of God leading you to better. It’s never too late to tell your story or strive for more. Get excited about the pursuit of your own self, while reading The Pursuit of Porsha.