Empowered to Win
Bronson challenges the not-ready-yet to live their dreams
Michael McGee | 12/2/2013, 2:03 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
“I call myself a let-me-get-it-right … sinner,” Minister Sherry Bronson told the crowd gathered for her Empowered to Win fundraiser at Theatre 166 in Carrolton. “When I was living my life for me, in my sin, my sister called me on the phone.”
Bronson’s family had been praying for her, she said, hoping that she would find faith in the Lord.
“I told my sister on the phone … I got to get some stuff right first,” she admitted. “I’m not ready yet.”
Bronson is the author of Discovering Your Power Within and producer of The Sherry Bronson Show on local cable channel 99.
Held in the spirit of both a deeply earnest service and an uplifting, can-do rally, the event also celebrated her seventh year of empowering women through Christian media.
Performers Jaquata Henderson and Dean Mills were on hand to support her testimony. Blake Lindsay, Theresa Westbrook and Rabbi Khannah Josue took to the stage as well to educate and inspire the audience.
Her message was threefold to those seeking encouragement: one, become a person of faith – two, build and increase faith – and three, put faith in action.
The assertion “I’m not ready yet” underlined Bronson’s first point on becoming a Godly person and, as they say, “just do it.” Yet her statement also illustrated a contradiction that those who would seek a faith-filled life sometimes find themselves facing. She admitted to her audience that the “let-me-get-it right” frame of mind isn’t necessary, and holding on to burdens during the spiritual journey only makes things harder.
“It’s time to wake up, stop waiting on things to be perfect, take risks in your life, because that is important,” Bronson said. “Because part of the faith walk is always being like, ‘What’s next Lord?’ Because you are going to have troubles and storms; that’s just the way it is.”
Bronson, a licensed minister through International Congress of Churches and Ministers, also holds a business degree from Jackson State University. She is using her spiritual side and knowledge of commerce to claim her own path.
Her latest venture, Bronson Media, is both a step into the larger economic world and a more professional way to live her faith.
“You have to be able to get out of your comfort zone and take a leap of blind faith sometimes,” to see the benefits of one’s dreams become reality, she pointed out.
Bronson shared personal and intimate moments as she shared the story of her own religious awakening. She stated that when her heart changed, she went from being high in a nightclub one Saturday to getting baptized with the help of her siblings the Monday after.
“You can not think that you are about to do anything with your unclean self,” she declared. “God has to take us … transform us, and we have to take all our baggage, all our mess, and give it to him. Amen?”
Amens from the audience rang from all sides of the soundstage.