Title: Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion – Prayers For Creative Christians and Entrepreneurs – Christian Living/Business & Professional Growth/Christian Books & Bibles
Author: Nigeria Lockley
Publisher: Inheritance Books (October 28, 2016)
Number of Pages: 81 pages
About The Author:
Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters. Join her online at http://www.NigeriaLockley.com
About This Book:
Wheatley Award Winner and entrepreneur, Nigeria Lockley explores how to use the power of prayer to strategically manage your business and keep the faith in the process. Learn how to make God the CEO of all your endeavors and connect with Him on a deeper level with, Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion. Christians are often taught that God must be involved in all that they do. Yet there is little guidance on how to get God more involved in our business ventures in a meaningful way. In Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion, author Nigeria Lockley explores areas of struggle that creative Christians and entrepreneurs must overcome in order to excel.
Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion will address topics like:
•Alignment of Purpose—what you want must be His will.
•Finance—understand that you should not feel guilty about earning money using your gift, however money, money, money can’t be your mantra.
•Networking—who you know may be important, but God has already ordained divine connections for you.
•Discretion and Discernment—know the difference and use them both.
Through transparent testimony, biblical guidance, and a prayer strategy pulled from the book of Nehemiah, Lockley provides believers with prayers to take the pursuit of their passion out of this world.
The paperback edition includes space for readers to develop their own prayers for each issue dealt with in the book
Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion – Prayers For Creative Christians and Entrepreneurs Book Reviews
Nigeria Lockley allows God to minister to her heart to created a wonderful motivational book “Pursuing Your passion In A Godly Fashion- Prayers For Creative Christians and Entrepreneurs” to inspires individuals that wants to write their first book or starting their own business. I truly believes that “Pursuing Your Passion In A Godly Fashion” is an important book for aspiring Christian Authors or Writers and Christian Entrepreneurs just in time for today’s economy. The purpose for Nigeria Lockley of writing this book is to let the readers including myself that we need to put God first in everything that we do. When I first started to write my first book in 2012, I pray to God for guidance to help me to write my book. In late 2010 until late 2011, I had my first bout with depression after I couldn’t find a job and I lost everything including my apartment. After that I wanted to end my life but God interrupted my plan to killed myself. At that time I realized that God have purpose for my life. After I got the necessary help, I decided to create my own opportunity by writing my first book. It supposed to be a cook book but then God spoken to me to write an Inspirational Motivational book. I listen to God’s voice and start writing daily even when I didn’t feel like it. I had haters including one of my sisters criticized me for working on my book. Instead of working on my book, they believes I should be looking for a job. They tried their best to discouraged me to write my book but I decided to ignored them and keeps on writing. When I finally published my book in December 2012, those same haters called me lazy and told me that I wasn’t going to make any money. They were just mad because I make a liar of them and put my passion for publishing my book by put it into actions. In 2014, I suffered a bad depression and anxiety attack that I need to be hospitalized. I was so glad that I checked myself to the hospital because If I didn’t go, I probably will be dead right now. I didn’t even know that I had high blood pressures and it was over 200. After I was released from the hospital, I worked on my recovery and today I am sharing my story with my writings and speaking at Mental Health Conference. Also I got rid of all dead weights in my life and now can count my true friends on one hand. God brought me through my darkness with Mental Illness to shows me to rewrite my story through His guidance’s.
I really love reading “Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion” because it help me to realized that I di the right thing in following my passion of writing in a Godly fashion. Each of the 15 chapters were provided with Scriptures, prayers and questions for the readers to answer about following their own passions. Nigeria shared her own obstacles while she was following her dreams in writing. She even discussed about her own marriages were almost destroyed by Satan. Once we makes a decision to create our own opportunity through God’s Blessings, Satan wants to destroyed anything that is blessed by God. Satan will send people who are in your circles to destroy your plans for success in writing your book or starting your own business. I recommend everyone to read Nigeria’s book for themselves to empower them to follow their passions through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Each of the Chapters, I discover to be a gasp of unprocessed air. Nigeria provided so much wisdom for those individuals who are exhausted from doing business as usual and allowed themselves to pursue their passion in a Godly way. As I was reading this book, from each chapters I discovered expression where I can write my own prayer from the heart with reference to each topics. Even though Nigeria provided most of the works for us but we still need to get into the Word of God. The Word of God is our spiritual medicine to helps us to blocked those obstacles that are in the way of success in putting our passion into actions. We also need to personalize our prayers to God. That’s our personal conservations to God. I shouldn’t allows someone else experience my gospel. My own experiences may be similar to someone else’s but the lessons are exclusive to my own journey and it’s so true. That because I have experience it for myself. God will provide us a lessons through our own storms. Remember our testimony starts with a test. God is testing our faith to see what we are going to reacted through those storms. Prayers is our weapon to get rid of those fears and empower our faith in God’s Blessings.
There is a without a doubt an abundance of knowledge in “Pursuing Your Passion In A Godly Fashion” that has the within realm of possibility to transform my own life that if I am willing take on board what information’s that Nigeria provided. As this book minister to you while reading it, you will begin to experience a shift in your life. Your mind will be in a revival, your character will be under constructions as you decide to pursue or continue your creative & entrepreneurial trip with God on your side. Prayer is the Key to The Kingdom. God does answer prayers. I pray as you read this book that you will be willing to learn something new and put those wisdoms into actions. Nigeria wants you as the readers to read “Pursuing Your Passion in a Godly Fashion” with an open heart and the intent to learn something new. God always wants us to learn something new. The Word of God will empower you to learn something new by studies His word and apply it to your daily life. The messages that Nigeria provided will revive you and set you free from bondages of your mindset of negativity to becomes the successful, creative entrepreneur that in God’s will in your destiny to be. God wants the best that all you can become but it is up to you. You should allows yourself to read Inspirational and Motivational books like this one to help you to becomes successful not only on business but in your Christian walk with God. Please do a favor for yourself by purchasing this book and start reading it so you too can experience that successful life.