HARD CHOICES

EFFECTIVELY PROTECTING and Properly RAISING our precious children, in accordance with DIVINE DESIGN as either primary or secondary caregivers in the 21st century with all its intrigues demand nothing but making HARD CHOICES…

The CHOICES are not EASY as the times are STRANGE, VOLATILE and RAPIDLY DYNAMIC…

I think the very first HARD CHOICE is to decide whether to have children or not. I think gone are those days when we have children for any other reason than being READY to EFFECTIVELY PROTECT and RAISE THEM PROPERLY, KNOWING WHAT TO DO per time, HOW and WHEN TO DO IT and THE FORTITUDE TO DO IT…

Before we decide to have a child because we are commanded to ‘MULTIPLY AND FILL THE EARTH,’ we must SINCERELY ASK FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS: what is the purpose of MULTIPLICATION? Is it to achieve POPULATION or DOMINION? Is life a GAME of NUMBER or a GAME of DOMINION THROUGH VALUES? Why do we MULTIPLE if we cannot achieve DOMINION? When have we truly MULTIPLIED? Is having children the REAL BLESSINGS and the TRUE MULTIPLICATION or is it how they are EFFECTIVELY PROTECTED and PROPERLY RAISED? Do the family, friends and society, which EXPECTS and in MOST CASES DEMAND us to have children, have a WELL-ARTICULATED PLAN to PREPARE us for our primary and secondary responsibilities of EFFECTIVELY PROTECTING and PROPERLY RAISING them respectively? Do we know that it is only children, who are EFFECTIVELY PROTECTED and RAISED, who can be in DOMINION, which is the purpose of the commandment to MULTIPLY? Do we know that the CONSCIOUSNESS and PRACTICE of DOMINION must be CAREFULLY TAUGHT our precious children?

Here are the other CHOICES, yet very HARD…

To have children in FEW or in MULTITUDE…HARD CHOICE…

To mind their GENDER or not to…HARD CHOICE…

To take RESPONSIBILITY for their EFFECTIVE PROTECTION and
PROPERLY RAISING them or TAKE CHANCES and GIVE EXCUSES…HARD CHOICE…

To SPEND MORE TIME RAISING CHILDREN or SPEND MORE TIME WINNING BREAD…HARD CHOICE…

To GIVE our children MORE OF WHAT WE MADE or MORE OF WHAT MADE US, GIVING our children fish or TEACHING them how to fish…HARD CHOICE…

To take TANGIBLE RESPONSIBILITY for our CHILDREN’S EDUCATION (bringing out their God-given potentials) or to DELEGATE same solely to a SCHOOL or the MEDIA…HARD CHOICES…

To raise a DEPENDENT CHILD, CLONED to our apron strings for life in thoughts, words and deeds or an INDEPENDENT CHILD, EMPOWERED with LIFE SKILLS to TRANSFORM self and the world around him/her…HARD CHOICE…

To raise an AFRICAN CHILD, conscious of his/her ROOT and IDENTITY, yet GLOBALLY COMPLIANT in PERSPECTIVES and PERFORMANCE or raise a WESTERN CHILD, who fights the BATTLE OF IDENTITY for a lifetime…HARD CHOICE…

These are HARD CHOICES…

Yet they are EASY CHOICES, only made HARD by our INABILITY to DEFINE and DEFEND our PRIORITIES in life as primary and secondary caregivers…

Maybe we are not able to and DEFEND our PRIORITIES because those, who raised us never did…

PRIORITIES are DEFINED and DEFENDED by what we DELIBERATELY DECIDE TO DEDICATE our TIME, ENERGY and SACRIFICES to…Family or Vocation…HARD CHOICE…

Do have an INSPIRED week as we CONSCIOUSLY SERVE these as FOOD FOR OUR THOUGHT

I am Taiwo Akinlami, representing the best interest of the African Child  and I am sober on my knees on this LORD’s Day.
http://www.taiwoakinlami.com

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