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.
Let us look at ourselves and our motives for the next few weeks as we deal with vanity. Although this is written with the city or roses in mind, it is for us all across the land near and far. Let us reflect over the above verses and ask ourselves why do we do what we do? Are our intentions pure or has our hearts become filled with vanity? Do we take credit for our accomplishments as if we are God beside the God?
Even if we are in the best of health and we living our dreams do we take all the credit for it ? How can we take credit for doing something yet we don't have the ability to call a gnat into obedience to us. The scriptures is an area that we have strayed from due to false prophets in sheep clothing. We have been created by God in His image after his likeness.
Well if one is created he is not the creator therefore how can we (the created) take credit for our accomplishments when the creator gave us the talent to do so in the first place. In the Nation Of Islam whenever we are given praise for anything that we do we immediately give the credit to almighty God (All praise to God). This is done for many reasons one being to always remember that God is in control and he was nice enough to deposit a piece of himself into each of us.
Have you ever thought about that before that God deposited some of himself into you? That’s like having the most intelligent person in the universe take a part of their brain and place it inside your head. Vanity blinds us to a need and to our faults. We become blind to the solution that God may have chosen to deliver to us because of the vessel that we come to think is beneath us and once we get into this state we are blinded to our faults and at this point because of the claps and kudos that we receive from the people starts to clouds our judgement. See God test us by given us power to see if we will acknowledge Him and to see how we will handle it. He wants to see if we are made of the right material so that we can represent Him properly to the people rather it be his to children or his enemies.
However if we fail to overcome the vanity era of our growth and development we fall victim to failure. In the Bible and Quran we read that God will take a kingdom from whom he pleases and hand it over to whom he pleases to see how they will handle it. Don't fail the test. Walking in vanity is what prevents us from protecting our peace of mind because we are not walking in our correct state of mind. We must double check our motives for whatever it is that we do from open a church to giving the guy at the gas station five bucks. If we do a good deed and only you and God knows about it is worth more than going on national television and given away a million dollars. Vanity let us check it right away. More next issue God willing.
More next issue God willing.
Wellness Behavior Tips
1) Never go to bed mad at ANYONE
2) Work out for 30 minutes a day
3) Read a positive book (preferably a self help book) for 30 minutes a day
4) Always give credit to God
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The Wellness Preacher
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