Welcome to FeleciaKillings where we empower women like you to use your stories to bring deliverance and healing to others.
If you're new to our world, allow me to introduce myself. I am Felecia Killings, Founder and CEO of this great work. Our mission is to train 25,000 new and aspiring authors, speakers, and spiritual leaders to build dynamic businesses or ministries around their authorship.
Each week, I share empowering posts that analyze the steps necessary to create a book, launch a movement, or reach new readers with one's message. (You can be a part of this, too, when you become a member of our Beloved Tribe.) And for today's teaching, I want to give you the building blocks for launching your work in the near future.
If you stick around FeleciaKillings long enough, you'll discover a powerful network of women authors who are transforming lives using their stories.
For many women, we long to use our gifts and talents to inspire others; but often times, we withhold our contributions because we lack the spiritual and technical training to make our works a success.
So, in today's Empowering Post, I want to share with you the 6 pillars that have helped this virtual empire (and that of my scholars) grow exponentially. More specifically, I will teach you about:
Whether you are a new or aspiring author, or if you have a book already published, you will find this teaching truly powerful.
So, let's get straight to it!
I have been on this entrepreneurial journey for the last three years.
It certainly wasn't something I wanted to do. Growing up, we were a traditional, middle-class Black family who relied on our education to help us secure solid work.
Middle-class upbringing was the norm, and as such, it seemed only fitting that I carry on this economic tradition that has worked for so many decades.
After enduring my long battle with the courts, I found myself trapped between my love for teaching and my fear of re-entering the public school system. I needed work, though, especially because I had a daughter to raise on my own. But the publicity surrounding my case made it difficult for me to acquire or maintain even the simplest teaching positions.
My family and friends "encouraged" me to continue putting myself out there to find "real work." One family member repeatedly told me, "All you need is one yes." But with each rejection, I grew frustrated while my resources depleted. I realized in that moment I had spent so much energy trying to ask other people for permission to be great when all I needed to do was give myself that permission.
So, I began exploring other options. I tapped into the online space and discovered a new way of generating income, one that allowed me to fulfill my heart's desire while also being at home with my daughter. I read the latest stories from professional bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs, who taught me about the power of the virtual world. I was intrigued by their transparent income reports, which proved that a person could make as much money as one wanted by building an online business.
And that's when I made a decision that, to this day, bothers some family members: I chose to pursue my purpose and dream, which happened to focus on online work. And in 2016, I left my Bay Area home, move to Sacramento where I knew no one, and began building my online empire, one digital brick at a time.
Three years later, I'm still on that journey; and despite the success (and challenges) I encountered, I still have family members who mock or downplay me for my choice.
In this lesson, I will show you how I handle their doubt while remaining steadfast to my purpose. And if you take heed to this teaching, it will empower you to press onward towards your high calling.
This is an announcement, which solidifies my official break from the overall conservative movement and my total commitment to conscious black conservatism.
For several weeks now, I've shared with my Beloveds on Twitter that my time in conservative politics is coming to an end.
I have another assignment to complete, one that will take me to the churches.
For the longest time, I never knew why the Holy Spirit led me to the political space. There's absolutely nothing appealing about it; and this blood sport is brutal to those whose hearts genuinely care for the people.
I consider my "conservative political career" to be akin to the minor prophets mentioned in the Scriptures. Such individuals appeared at a pivotal point in history and nearly vanished into oblivion once the assignment was complete.
In my case -- and I can only speculate retrospectively -- my presence was simply to stir the current leaders once again to hold fast to the spiritual laws that govern our success. In other words, the prophetic anointing caused people to mobilize; and I can only assume that was my purpose within this conservative movement: to mobilize us into action.
Read any story from the Prophets, and you will discover a trend: YahWeh calls us before we were formed. He gives us a specific message to deliver. He anoints us for the task. We speak the prophetic Word of the Lord. The people hate the message and the messenger. The people devise ways to destroy the message by killing the messenger. The messenger's warnings go unheeded, yet they are confirmed over time. The people are destroyed or brought into captivity for disobeying the word AND killing the prophets. The messenger has no grace or desire to pray for the people, but the people's cries are strong before the Lord. So, the Lord anoints someone to be a deliverer. And eventually, the prophet's assignment is complete.
This happens like clockwork, because humans are quite predictable. (Study the book of Judges to see the pattern).
This, essentially, is what I've encountered over the last three years in conservative politics. YahWeh appointed this time for Believers to dominate politically. Believers prayed for His intervention. YahWeh answered by giving us an assuming vessel. The people began worshiping the servant as a god. YahWeh raised up prophetic voices to get the people's focus back on Him and His principles. The people rejected the prophets, slandered them, and sought to destroy their influence. The warnings went unheeded. Believers began to lose political influence. Eventually, they will cry out for a deliverer, but the prophets will reject them. And at some point, after Believers have experienced "captivity" for a while, YahWeh will raise a deliverer to help them.
That's essentially what Conservative Christians can expect to happen in the coming years, because despite having the open window, they have thrown their fist in God's face. It's for this reason I feel we do not deserve this incoming revival and national reformation. We do not deserve such an outpouring at this time, because we do not know how to handle such power.
And we will reap the consequences for our behavior.
It seems everywhere we look...
...new Conservative voices are rising up each day, "coming out of the closet" in what appears to be a revolution happening among Black Americans.
For decades now, Democrats have held what I call a political monopoly over Black voters; but now the tide is shifting.
The traditional narrative is being challenged.
"Free thinking" is slowly but surely becoming the norm.
And there is no end in sight.
What is the cause of this change?
And what will this mean for future elections, especially as more Black Conservatives continue to spread their messages across social media platforms and the nation?
Welcome, Beloved, to another empowering lesson within The Christian Writerpreneurs Blog Series.
For today's teaching, I want to share with you simple steps that will help you develop your inspirational book.
There are many writers today who have a message of hope and inspiration for others. While some works are phenomenal, there are others, especially in the self-publishing industry, that are sub-par simply because of the poor writing and lack of editing.
While to some people, these technical issues may not matter, I want to highlight some useful tips to those who are looking to create successful, inspirational works. As you grow in your writing ministry, you'll discover how important it is to present a professional, empowering product so your audience becomes addicted to your work.
This is a lesson I teach to all my scholars inside LiyahAmore University, and I know this will help you as well.
So, let’s begin!
Why the Secret Place is the Best Place for Your Soul and Ministry [Guest Speaker, Alexandria Butler]
Becoming a virtual minister and Christian Writerpreneur is often challenging.
Whenever we choose to follow the calling, we find ourselves alone, afraid, and sometimes apprehensive.
Not many people understand what we go through or why we've chosen this pathway.
But for those of us who know Ruach Elohim, we find our place and security in Him.
I am so pleased to welcome a dear sister in the Lord, who will teach you about the importance of intimacy with Christ.
Alexandria Butler will share her own personal experience of how being in His Presence enables her to confidently proclaim His message through her virtual ministry.
Read more about her and the dynamic teaching she will bring; and be sure to sign up for The Holy Ghost and You Ministry Class to enjoy more powerful training.
Sexual assault, molestation, and the like...
These are often common occurrences among girls and women today; yet it seems too few are willing to call it out and address them for what they truly are:
A manifestation of demonic influence.
Most often, when women are treated as such, we tend to internalize our abuse. We feel guilty for what's happened. We question our sanity and whether we did something to initiate it.
Once we fall into that trap of self-inflicted oppression, we struggle to thrive in life because we worry if such a thing will happen again.
But then there are those of us who learned to conquer the shame and guilt. We reclaim our minds and discover our identity in Yeshua. We then become filled with His Spirit, and soon realize we are not victims but rather daughters of the King.
Seeing ourselves through new lens gives us hope for the future; and before long, our experiences become a platform for us to help empower others like us.
This is a message my guest speaker, Betty Short-Sams, will deliver in The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit and Ministry Class. If you think your story is rough, wait until you hear (and read) her testimony.
Take a look at the post below to learn more about her. And be sure to enroll in our Ministry Class to receive a FREE copy of her latest book, Weep No More, Little Project Girl.
Every so often, the Holy Spirit brings people my way who just stick!
Whether it be a client, a student, a colleague, or fellow conservative leader, these people become pillars in my life and life-long comrades.
Years ago, I came across such individual. She was looking for a writing coach to help her put her book and ministry together.
She had a terrible experience with another book publisher; and she simply wanted a person who could give her the truth.
Well, when you ask the Holy Spirit for something, He's going to deliver; and that's exactly what she received when we connected.
Tschanna Taylor has been a long-time client and student of mine. During one of our coaching sessions, she shared a personal story with me, one she hadn't even shared with her mother.
After listening to her, I gave her this response: "Tschanna, your story is your ministry. That story will cause you to help other women stuck in the same position."
More than a year later, Tschanna has taken on my advice, packaged her story, and is now leading other women to claim victory.
This is why I am so pleased to have her join my lineup of speakers for The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit and Ministry Class. If you think your story is tough, you won't want to miss her presentation as she describes the turmoil she experienced trying to hide her secret from others.
Take a look at the post below to learn more about her and her exciting presentation.
Every woman can attribute her success to one or more persons...
I attribute mine to the Holy Spirit, the family I was born into, and the few leaders I've come to call mentors.
Each person, based on their gifts and anointing, has imparted something into my life. My father taught me to forever reject the victim's mentality; my step mother taught me about the prophetic office and gifts; spiritual leaders like Dr. Myles Munroe and Dr. Creflo Dollar taught me about Kingdom principles and dominion; my birth mother introduced me to the world of publishing.
Each person had a part and share in the success I have today.
But none have been more instrumental in my growth and expansion than the Holy Spirit.
Too often, Believers think of the Holy Spirit as a force or a lesser being among the Triune Godhead. But the Holy Spirit is God, equal in power and strength; He is a spirit with a personality, and His desire is to have relationship with the sons and daughters of God to empower them to be effective agents of change in the earth.
Knowing the Holy Spirit and understanding the gifts He distributes to the Body are primary pillars of FKMinistries; and during the Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit and Ministry Class, my friend and fellow writing coach, Angela Meer, will teach you how to work them within your ministry.
Read the rest of the post to learn more about her and the lesson she has planned for you.
Most Popular Blog Posts
The 6 Pillars for Building a Business or Ministry Around Your Authorship
Conscious Black Conservatism: A New Political Empire for Black Americans
Conscious Black Conservatism: The #1 Method for Normalizing Conservatism in Our Urban Communities
The Rise in Conservative Politics among Black Americans during the Trump Era
The Conservative Base Fails to Reach Black Voters: Here's How to Fix This
Leading Black Conservatives Have Had Enough of Candace Owens & Republicans' Passive Attitude Regarding Racism
Are White-Washed Black Conservatives becoming the Right's New Political Charlatans?
The Power of Virtual Ministries in 2019 and Beyond
How to Build, Launch & Scale Your Business or Ministry around Your Authorship
What I Would Do Differently If I had to Start My Business Over Again
How to Overcome Self-Doubt as a New Christian Writerpreneur
Enroll in Our Online School
And learn how to build, launch, and scale your business or ministry around your authorship.