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Fight for Life: Repentance

Posted May 5, 2017
By Qaadir Naqib
"Well, what happens after confession? There must be repentance (4th stage). When you repent you feel remorse, or contrition, or shame for the past conduct which was, and is, wrong and sinful. It means to feel contrition or self-reproached for what one has done or failed to do. And it is the experiencing of such regret for past conduct that involves the changing of our mind toward that sin. Until we repent and feel sick and sorry over what we have done, we can never, never change our mind toward that thing; and if you don’t repent you’ll do it over and over and over again."
                                                                                                                                                           Minster Farrakhan

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.

​​​Repent: 1. to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life. 2 :to feel regret or contrition, to change one's mind
The fourth stage of the atonement process is Repent. As mentioned above in order for us to truly repent for our actions we have to first begin to feel sick and sorry about our behavior for what we have done. At this point we should be changing how we think, which will allow us to truly repent and not repeat past behaviors again.

Most of us think that we can continue to do something and then all we have to do is repent and it will be forgiven. Well that is not true because one of the definitions for repent is to not repeat what we have done that caused us to need repenting in the first place. As long as we find ourselves doing things over and over again we should come to realize that we have not changed how we think at all. We must be mindful of how we think towards ourselves and others because we cannot uplift a people if we do not change our thinking, which will change our behavior.

Let us stop acting with the woe is me mind set and take ownership of our actions. This atonement process is so vital to the uplifting of our people, our community and our homes, because it allows us to first look at self, which implies that we have the desire to stop blaming others for what we are responsible for. If we read the Bible we can see the power of a misunderstanding amongst family and why atonement is needed in the very beginning of the book with Kane and Abel. It is so easy for us to kill one another rather family or not because of who we have allowed to control our minds. More next issues God willing

We are going to provide you with a few things that you can do to start changing how you currently think. Now these are just suggestions for you to explore however we know that they work.
 
1. Go to a mirror daily and SPEAK LIFE to yourself. That means have a positive discussion with self. State your name when doing this to take ownership as well to acknowledge who YOUR talking to. You can design your own words of affirmation or you can look up some that you like.

2. STOP watching TV shows that are filled with drama and negativity. The same for music we should listen to music that uplifts us and especially brothers listen to music that does not speak down on our women especially the black women for they are the queens of civilization.

3. Cut back on eating fast food especially that hog for it is a filthy animal and drinking soda. These types of food and drinks play a giant roll in our ability to process a situation properly. These are just a few things that will begin the process of changing how we think and function.


Sincerely,
Your Brother and Servant
The Wellness Preacher 

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