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Dr.J (S.L. Jordan, Ph.D.,Ed.D.)

Nov 30, 2023 11:01 AM

Dr. J’s Thoughts: "Authenticity, The Real Deal!”

A gifted young man, serving as an Elder, minister, and musician, shared a profound insight with his father, a well-known Jurisdiction Bishop in the Church of God in Christ. He emphasized that to effectively connect with both the current and older generations, one must possess a disposition that appeals to authenticity. In other words, remaining genuine and allowing your light to shine through practicing authenticity is crucial. He said to his father, “I only appeal to the real.” As we walk by faith and trust in the Lord, who are you appealing to? The power of authenticity, humility, and kindness fosters excellence, success, and victory in our journey of faith and trust in God. Embracing failure as a stepping stone to a comeback story, we shape our destiny through consistency, growth, trust, unity, and faith. Amidst ambiguity and uncertainty, find joy in knowing that the unknown is not your enemy. Your faith in God will lead you towards certainty and excellence beyond what is known. Even if you stumble or experience failure, remember that it is not solely knowledge but consistent action that shapes your destiny and future success. Throughout my personal growth journey, I have embraced the reality of operating with a sincere heart that, as the young Elder boldly expressed, "I only appeal to the real." My goal is to abide in humility, gentleness, kindness, and boldness for the Lord. Who do you aspire to appeal to in serving the Lord? Whether they are lost, sinners, unchurched, committed believers, or even those considered holy and revered, my conviction remains firm: "I want to appeal to the real." I believe that failure is not the end but rather the beginning of a remarkable comeback story. Let us embrace authenticity and faith as we embark on our paths to success, empowerment, and inspiration. Together, we can unlock our potential, seize opportunities, foster collaboration, and shape a powerful future. #SuccessUnleashed #EmpowermentJourney #InspirationRevolution #Work #Growth #Opportunities #Collaboration #Inspiration #Success #Power #futureofeducation