On May 8th, 2016 my pastor preached this life-changing sermon that prompted me to seek God for His purpose for my life. SincerelyNicki.com was birthed AND the rest is history.
My name is Nicki and six years ago I was saved by grace. In 2010, I was fresh out of college, and I thought I had my whole life planned out. I just obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and hoped to become a staff writer for Seventeen Magazine. I had a great resume filled with internship experience and managing my entertainment blog at the time. During the last two years of college, I had worked as a staff writer for my school newspaper, started a gossip blog and interned for a local online website. I thought my career was pretty much set to take off after graduating college.
Unbeknownst to me, shortly after college, I hit rock bottom. Upon my return to NYC, I couldn’t find a job and challenged by family problems I ran from. I did not foresee all of this, so I became depressed, suicidal with constant thoughts of ending my life. However, in July of 2010, something happened. JESUS happened He left His throne and came down to save little ole me, this world and everything else was threatening to take me out.
To make a long story short, I gave everything up that day and picked up my cross and followed Jesus including my blog. He led me into the financial industry where I’ve worked for the past five years. Fast forward to 2016 I hadn’t blogged for over six years and a few months ago God spoke to me. He said to me “how is it you were able to write about the things of this world which brought no edification to others yet you don’t write about me? You don’t share me with this world as you shared toxic waste to others.” Writing was always my passion, even though I stopped writing all those years my love for writing never changed. I always knew I would find my way back to my old stomping ground I just didn’t know when or how God was going to do it.
Looking back, God intentionally interrupted my life to draw me closer to Him. It was His plan to reveal Himself to me on a personal level. It was His intention to use these past six years of my life to give me a story to tell. He gave me a message to share to this world, to the brokenhearted, unloved, rebellious, suicidal, angry, hurt, depressed, oppressed, lost and whoever else He needs to minister to through me. This blog represents my journey as a believer I started six years ago with Jesus. Mother Theresa once said, “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” If you allow me, I plan to use this platform to share the things I’ve learned about my faith, life and relationship with Christ and much more with you.