There is this habit of people making generalised statements. You hear things like
“All men cheat”
“All women are materialistic”
“Women cannot be trusted”
“No one stays a virgin till marriage”
“Marriage is a necessary evil”
“Indigenes of Oyo are not trustworthy”
The list goes on and on.
Some people have become biased in their judgement of people around them because of these twisted beliefs. Many are victims of these absurd claims. They have lost the opportunity to build healthy relationships with their loved ones. They totally close their minds against the one that they could have enjoyed a very beautiful fellowship with all in the name of ‘preparing for the worst’ like people would advice. They choose to believe the negativity and refuse to see the good in others. They have been blinded by their ignorance.
Some others live short of God’s best for their lives because they have allowed their belief systems to be infected by the negative claims of the world. They have relaxed their personal standards. They have assumed the wrong stance. They say to themselves, “Everyone is doing it. Why can’t I? “
My mind goes to Prophet Elijah who became sore afraid for his life that he confronted God with the claim that he was the only God fearing person left in the land but awakened to the amazing truth from the mouth of God. (see story in 1Kings 19)
Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.” . . . Yet I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!” (1 Kings 19:10, 18 NLT)
I am usually amazed at the fact that as many as 7000 upright people were still in Israel while Prophet Elijah thought he was the only one left.
The truth about this matter is that no matter how bad some people are, there will ALWAYS be good people. No matter how many people have traded their virtues for whatever pleasures of life that they have chosen, there will still be people who are upright. And God preserves the upright.
There will always be exceptions. If you look well enough, you’ll find them. There wouldn’t be 100% bad people.
There are still many virgins out there- you can be one too.
There are many successful marriages- you can have one too.
There are many faithful men- you can be one too.
There are many trustworthy women- you can marry one too.
There are still many fervent Christians- you can be one too.
You can be part of the good population. Your loved ones too could be part of the good population.
Go for gold. Be gold.