Giving Honor & Respect to

the Great Men that Taught Me.

· yashua,mentorship,teachings,farrakhan,malcolm x

#1 The Power of Mentorship and Self-Discipline

My journey towards becoming a spiritual leader was shaped by the guiding principles of my mentors and the importance of self-discipline. As a young boy, I was instilled with a strong sense of faith and a desire to follow in the footsteps of the prophets. My mother's teachings and the scriptures played a significant role in shaping my mindset and commitment to my spiritual path.

#2 Emulating the Greats

During my Ministry class, my teacher, Minister Abdul Allah Muhammad (formerly Minister John Shabazz), recognized my potential and urged me to emulate the great leaders who had come before me. He encouraged me to study and learn from them, to adopt their mannerisms, and to think like them. I was told that by doing so, I would become an effective reformer for my people. This advice resonated deeply with me, and I made a conscious decision to follow in their footsteps.

#3 The Importance of Self-Discipline

One of the most important lessons I learned during this period was the importance of self-discipline. I was tasked with completing 40-day fasts, a challenging feat that required immense mental and physical fortitude. However, I persevered, and in doing so, I developed a strong sense of willpower and determination. This self-discipline would become a cornerstone of my spiritual journey, allowing me to stay focused on my path and resist temptation.

#4 The Influence of Great Leaders

Throughout my journey, I have been influenced by some of the most powerful leaders in our community. I have been shaped by the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, among others. These individuals have instilled in me the importance of staying true to my beliefs and remaining steadfast in the face of adversity.

#5 Becoming a Spiritual Leader

As I continue on my spiritual journey, I am reminded of the importance of humility and the need to remain grounded. I acknowledge that I am not alone in this journey and that I am merely a vessel for the messages of the great leaders who have come before me. When you hear me, you are hearing the collective wisdom of these spiritual giants. When you see me, you are seeing the culmination of their teachings and guidance.

#6 The Power of Mentorship

My journey would not have been possible without the guidance of my mentors. Their wisdom, support, and encouragement have been instrumental in shaping me into the spiritual leader I am today. I urge others to seek out mentors who can guide them on their own spiritual journeys, for it is through these relationships that we can learn and grow.

#7 Conclusion

My story is a testament to the power of mentorship, self-discipline, and staying true to one's beliefs. As I continue to grow and evolve as a spiritual leader, I remain committed to the principles that have guided me thus far. I hope that my story can serve as an inspiration to others, encouraging them to embark on their own spiritual journeys and to remain steadfast in the face of adversity.