In a world of outsourcing; don’t outsource the children.
Today we live in a fast moving world, almost everything is outsourced and “made easy”. Some eateries have the “drive through” where you can easily get your orders as you drive through. Supermarkets have “ready made” meals including soups you can buy and take home and it will appear as a homemade meal. We hardly have time to cook proper meals at home these days
Companies in one continent outsourcing their customer care business to other companies in another continent. For instance, you can call a company in Europe and someone in India will answer.
We can outsource almost everything, but there’s one aspect of our lives that we must not outsource, and that is our children. We can’t be too busy to have time to take care of our children. No matter the work schedule, we must make it a point of duty to have time to communicate with our children. In our society today, we have seen situations where parents have left the care of children entirely in the hands of domestic staff, Governments and schools. This is a major problem all over the world today. This has led to children being instruments in the hands of terrible groups, like terrorists and drugs addicts. The foundational and fundamental care for children must come from the parents. Other groups, like domestic staff, schools e.tc., only have complimentary roles to play. These children are precious gift from God and we must not allow anyone to tamper with their destinies.
Parents must understand that the children are their responsibility, and so must bring up their children in manner that God wants us to do it. I can hear someone say I am very busy. No parent should ever use work as excuse not to care for the children. As parents, you must create time around your schedules to look after your children and see how they are faring in every aspect of their lives including school work, spiritual growth e.t.c.. You can’t be too busy for your children. I will like to say that we have time for anything of value to us. Time is a function of priorities. We will always have time for the things we value most. Remember Proverbs 22 vs 6
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
Remain ever blessed.