Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to a group of Charlotte leaders on Saturday at Little Rock AME Zion Church. During his unscripted, nearly two-and-a-half hour speech Minister Farrakhan talked about what it meant to be a leader – from a spiritual perspective.
Farrakhan told the leaders in the room, which included County Commission Chair Harold Cogdell, County Commissioner Vilma Leake and local community activists and leaders of community and government-based organizations, that leaders must not be afraid to lose worldly possessions. These things, said Farrakhan, are obstacles that if treasured more than God, will keep them from fulfilling their destiny.
Using the story of Abraham (Genesis 22) as a point of reference, Minister Farrakhan said nothing, not even the fear of losing your family, should prevent you from obeying God.