Qaadir’ Naqib is the founder of “Fight 4 Life” NO EXCUSES, a non-profit organization that was inspired through his journey of losing weight. He became known as The Wellness Preacher. He has organized numerous events and fundraisers in cities from Pasadena, California to Phoenix, AZ.
In 2015, He was inspired to send a group of youth from his hometown to Washington D.C for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Qaadir', who co-created J.O.E 626, grew up in a single parent home in a neighborhood known for gang violence and drugs. He was able to break free from the chains of his environment and started to mentor young males with a goal of preventing them from going down the wrong path in life. In the fall of 2016, he launched a 12 week manhood training course for young men from ages 8-18.
The third step is that after you know you’re wrong and you acknowledge it to yourself. The Bible says confession is good for the soul. To free the soul, or the essence of man from its burden, one must acknowledge one’s wrong, but then one must confess.
The Holy Qur’an says it like this: "I have been greatly unjust to myself and confess my faults. So grant me protection against all my faults for none grants protection against faults but thee." It is only through confession that we can be granted protection from the consequences of our faults, for every deed has a consequence and we can never be granted protection against the faults that we refuse to acknowledge or that we are unwilling to confess.
So, who should you confess to? First, you confess to God. Every one of us that are here today that know that we have done wrong we have to go to God and speak to Him in the privacy of our rooms and confess. He already knows, but when you confess you’re relieving your soul of the burden that it bears.
Let us reflect and identify the connection between the above statements. There appears to be a direct connection between the process of atoning and wellness. When we partake in the journey of atoning we are taking the deliberate action to address an issue that is harming our well-being and ability to be productive in life. As we move on to the third stage of atonement which is confessing the fault, we must realize that it does take a lot to either confess to someone or admit to someone what we have done wrong. That is why whenever someone is honest about pretty much anything, most people always acknowledge the fact that the person was honest about it.
One thing we should notice about the atoning process that may bother some people is that the ultimate goal is to reconnect us back to the Father and realize that without the Father there is nothing that we can do and without the Father there will be no peace in our lives period.
As mentioned above not only do we have to confess to the person we have to go to God as well (think over that) so that we can remove the consequences of our faults. At this time this is what we are seeing in Pasadena (and other places) although we have many churches we are doing more disconnecting from God. So what will he do in order to get us back connected to HIM ? I will allow us to think on that for a while. More next issue God willing we will continue on this third stage of atoning.
More next issue God willing..
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The Wellness Preacher
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