Stand Out and Stand Tall

The universe is so vast that it accommodates diverse psychologies and yet, there is room for more and one interesting thing about this is that - you'll always find your own flock. But it pays to be cautious of the flock you choose; if you make a wrong choice, the result could be devastating.
There are some people you come across and you can't help but be deeply impressed with their ideals. In no time, you begin to wonder if they'd broken into the archives of the Heavens and crammed every bit of information they'd laid their hands on there so well that they basically speak those words always.

Conversely, there is this other set of people whose ideals cannot be accessed in the world; in short, they are out-of-this-world. To apply them would mean everyone has gone out rightly mad. Apart from these sets, there exists another set of people who evidently are the most popular. The majority of them are so good in articulating and glamorizing ideals which either displaces God or which God does not condone and which the society frowns upon too. They popularize their warped perspectives and portray God as one with contradicting personalities. You can't help but wonder if God has started appearing as "white" and "black" to different people.

Like I wrote earlier, if you embrace these warped ideals, the payoff is not that pleasant. Find out the core of people's messages before you applaud and accept them. Know who you stand for and what you stand for. Hold on to the values you place premium on. The world is full of evils; evils wrapped in pretty and saintly papers in order to allure people. Don't be deceived, either by the cover or by the contents.

Don't condemn anyone and be slow to applaud anything, be even slower to accept them. Don't join the multitude to glorify the things that go against your standing with God or that are detrimental to your moral sense. Don't propagate them also because of fame and regard. If the multitude does not permit you to join them because of your standards, then don't try to fit in. Rather, stand out and stand tall.

Don't accept anything because it's trending or because the more educated and regarded people have prescribed it to you. They might be excellently wrong. Be cautious and conscious of the knowledge you access both in the virtual world and offline. Not all knowledge is reasonable and reliable. Decide by yourself and for yourself which is and which is not. It's time we liberate ourselves from the grip of distorted mentalities. The best time to start is now. No ideal, no psychology, no highly regarded person, no level of fame, nothing, is worth the sacrifices of your standing with God and the standards you've built your life upon. No one is, nothing is. It's left to you to make sure they will never be.

Oyindamola Grace Osinubi is an enthusiastic reader and a prolifically skilled writer who have an unquenchable passion for knowledge. She loves digging deep into history and studying the ways of living things in the universe apart from humans. Tourism flows in her blood and she’s not shy of making new friends.

You can connect with her via [email protected] or 09086385550.

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