by Nathen Creed

I wasn’t always able to pursue my passions.

In fact, it wasn’t all that long ago that I endured a lifestyle of hopelessness, despair, and lack of vision. I was unable to see where I was going in life.

Those were some of the most humbling and yet negative times of my life in which God led me to seek out an answer and/or solution. I can still remember what it felt like to sit in my apartment and know that I was capable of so much greater than just a 9 to 5 job, knowing that I had the potential for reaching for new heights…

Some days I just wanted to hit the road and run away from everything and walk out in the desert and never come back.

Then one day something really shocking happened to me. The voice of the Holy Spirit entered my mind and heart and got me prepared for a traumatic shift in my life that I was unaware of at the time.

After this event occurred, the Lord used my pain and suffering to fuel a curiosity and closeness with Him which in turn led me to find my passion for the creative arts and becoming someone new to the glory of the Holy Spirit. This was during the time I really got serious about studying entrepreneurialism curriculum and video course by my mentor, friend, and Aunt Dana Susan Beasley.

This course has taught me to follow my passions in the trust that God will lead the way and that money and riches will occur automatically as a result of following the purpose God’s given me.

And it’s at that time that I decided things needed to change. I needed to change. So I made the decision to dedicate my time and energy into learning as much as the content of the Family Economy curriculum and video course as possible so as to give me a better edge to strike out in the battlefield of life rendering me successful and victorious with Christ as my commander-in-chief.

It wasn’t easy.

At that time I was battling a morbid sense of self-loathing and lack of self confidence. So as a result I struggled with paralysis by analysis and didn’t know how to make wise choices of what I wanted to pursue due to overwhelming content and different people telling me what to do. There were days that I didn’t think I’d ever achieve my goal of following my passions in a way that will lead to financial security through entrepreneurialism.

It didn’t help that other people didn’t think I’d succeed, either.

You have no idea how many times I heard naysayers tell me things like:

• Why even bother?
• You’re worthless.
• You can’t do this because I’m disabled and/or because you have a learning disability and you never want to college.

It’s at that point that I realized that all of these other things going on in my life, like “I’m too busy taking care of my family,” or that I had no money, or I had been through so much in life that I was entitled to be comfortable… they weren’t really obstacles at all.

They were excuses.

And the only real obstacle I had was to get over my negative thinking patterns and start believing that no matter what happens that God will take care of me and all that I do, even if that means sometimes we have to go through extreme struggles. Because ultimately we are made stronger through the fires of adversity. That gave me the courage to pursue my passions and entrepreneurialism.

Now don’t get me wrong – I still needed to do a lot of other work in order to work on the three pillars that dictate your success—being spirit, mind, and body. That is a topic of an upcoming ebook called The 3 Candles of Health that I am writing as a result of the training I have received from the Family Economy entrepreneurial course.

I studied entrepreneurialism through this curriculum and video course as well as creative arts.. I talked to others who learned the importance that every student needs to have a mentor, a peer at their level to work with, and their own apprentice in order to learn all there is to know about entrepreneurialism and art. And I learned a whole lot about pursuing my passions with freedom and confidence simply through the process of trial and error.

But then one day I had a breakthrough: Learning the art of letting go of that which is toxic in my life, allowing for new growth and new opportunities to arise, propelling me to greatness and rendering me more confident than ever before. And suddenly, I find myself exploding in creativity and productivity.

How? Because I recognized my mindset has shifted of feeling worthless to that of an entreprenreur constantly thinking of ways to turn burdens into blessings. That is a result of teaching from my mentor Dana, the author of the family economy curriculum and creator of the Family Economy Video Course. She taught me these principles and is guiding me to higher success and the promise of a better future.

And I also used healthy curiosity to find new interests and hobbies, thus helping me to pursue my passions as a creative entrepreneur.

Listen, I know it’s hard to pursue your passions and become an entrepreneur. I know it’s hard to guide your children in this way, especially if you, like many others, fear the growing darkness in this world of confusion and corruption and seek to establish emotional, spiritual, and financial support for you and your family while following the passions of your heart and doing the things you always dreamed to do.

However, I am doing it despite all the obstacles that once held me back. And I just know that if I can do it, then you can, too.

Go ahead and try it – you might just surprise yourself! And encourage your kids to try it. They will find incredible freedom in pursuing their passions and they may find they love being an entrepreneur!

Go forward in the light, the love, and courage of Christ and may the Holy Spirit empower you always and all that you do.

—Nathen Creed

Featured photo “infinity Rising” by Nathen Creed

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