Earlier on, I had told myself that I need to serve God in my own capacity. God had endowed me with a sweet ‘alto ‘ voice I must confess, so to say thank you for the many blessings of life, I made up my beautiful mind to join my church choir. This I have done already, but to join the choir on Sunday I have to be in church 1 hour or at least 40 minutes to the service time. So I promised myself to be in church as early as that. So up I was early this Sunday morning even though I slept late due to a video Jingle I am working on for my online blog, Julietscorner.com which deals on love, relationship and family issues.
Just for the records, This project I scheduled to start running from the 1st of February 2020 which has both graphics and video content on my YouTube channel @ JULIET NNADOZIE is going to be a ‘bomb’ ‘kpuuum!!!!!!!’ so keep a date 1st of February 2020 on all my channels, Facebook, Instagram @ julie_dozie, Twitter @Julietscorner1 and You tube of course.Now to the main stay of this post. MISPLACED PRIORITY. Yes, this is the major problem we are having in our society today. No one is exempted. Even “me, myself, and I” that is writing to you this moment.This brings me back to my story. Eheh! As I was saying earlier, I woke up this morning ready to get dressed up and go to church early enough so that I can join the Choir, just then my phone rang, low and behold, it was my elder sister whom I have been trying to reach on phone for over two weeks now. I was already getting worried. So you can understand how long I spent on the phone with her forgetting my resolve to be in church early. By the time I realized what has happened, it was almost 9 am, then I remembered that I had to be in church before 8.20 am. Not again! I screamed regretting that I won’t join the choir again today.
As I was seated in front of my dressing mirror, hurriedly puting some finishing touches to my make up, (not that I wear much though), I began to ask myself questions on why I keep missing joining the choir every Sunday as against my wish. Each time I try something else will come up and will change the my cause of action. Then I heard a voice clearly ‘MISPLACED PRIORITY.’. Yes misplace priority, that was it, this is why I couldn’t tell my sister to drop the phone and that I will call her after church service. If I had seen going to Church early as a priority, over speaking with my sister, I wouldn’t have missed being in choir today.Speaking generally and in furtherance to my thoughts, I realised that Most of the problems we face in our homes, marriages, work place and the society at large comes to focus because we have misplaced our priorities. Just take a break and think it critically through and through. Be honest to yourself.
Most times, we leave the substance in pursuit of shadow. Let us take for instance a case whereby married couples are having serious problems in their relationship. You will be shocked that most times, the cause of their misunderstanding might just be as little as saying sorry. The main aim of every marriage is for that marriage to be successful. This should be placed as a priority over any other selfish end of either of the couples but because this Priority has been misplaced, we witnessed couples fighting, quarreling and in extreme cases, divorcing. It is also this issue of misplaced priority that has made our youth indulge in series of vices in the society. Values are placed more on money, wealth and affluent leaving that most of our youths today have thrown morals to the wind. They prefer to go for the easy and quick way of getting rich regardless of the consequences, rather than hard work. This calls for so much concerned on the parts of parents, and the government to embark on the reorientation of this young ones. This can not just be enough.
As parents we need to leave up to our responsibilities by first setting a good example for our children to learn from. Action they say speaks volumes. When fathers and mothers quarrel and fight in front of their children, what do they expect to get in reaction from them. When parents lie in front of their children, what do they expect from them, to always say the truth? when, all through their growing years, they have only seen you lie about everything. No dear! It will take a child born of the holy spirit to do otherwise. Our Priority as parents should be to raise our children in the right way they should follow, but when we ignore this enormous but important and fundamental responsibility rested on our shoulders and run after money money money, what do we expect.It is not late however to redress this misdemeanor. If we can as at this moment decide to place our priorities right in our homes, marriages, work place, business environment, etcetera, etcetera, then everything will begin to fall in place. So what are you waiting for? Start now before it will be too late
What is your thought on this?
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