Jackie was recently in Nigeria to unveil her book ‘The Practice, Influence of Elegance: Inside Out’ which was graced by A-list personalities such as the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo.
When she was asked why a pastor should be taking secular modeling, the mother of five stated the many ways elegance can attract success in life. continue after the cut....
"It’s been in me long before I moved to the United States. I had the title of my book as well. I noticed I was always correcting people’s postures, walking patterns and much more. But when we got to the US, I became concerned about how careless and “excessively” informal many are over there. So, I made up my mind to intervene and that led me to John Casablanca School of Modeling in North Carolina, which was very unusual for a pastor’s wife. However, there, I understood some of the corrections. I couldn’t help but write about them because they were already impacting the lives of many around me, especially in church where I often incorporate the knowledge in my messages."
She added, "Beauty glorifies God. When we walk in the wisdom or skill of elegance, it will bring the success we fervently pray for. But if we do not apply this wisdom, we may have to wait, and walk through rejections because we’re probably not good enough or not making good impressions at first sight. This can be costly.
We could miss opportunities even though we may be qualified. While if we are polished and making good impressions on people around us, we may obtain better jobs, work fewer hours, earn more money, and accomplish more.
This wisdom is also found in God. Elegance is like God’s goodness - being good, doing right, faring well while rejoicing. The lord makes you glad and beautiful. True elegance must give glory to God. It should make people not just aware of you, but give glory to God for the beauty you radiate.