CONSEQUENCE OF NOT KNOWING THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU POSSESS.
2. OTHERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU
Another consequence of not knowing the value of what you possess in this case the value of life, is that there would be some other people around you that will better understand what you possess. While you are playing Cinderella with your life, they will keep toying with your life. This happens mainly with ladies. To an ignorant lady, she wants to look attractive and beautiful while some conscienceless men prey on her life. Such stories abound worldwide. Girls dropping out of school because of early and unwanted pregnancies. The reason? They did not realize the value they possess in their body.
Today, human trafficking has become a modern day monster. Nations and governments don’t seem to be able to cope with the challenge. Close to a million people are trafficked across international borders every year mainly for sexual exploitation. Eighty percent of them are female. The menace of human trafficking continues to endure only because, there are some heartless men who are taking advantage of the lives and bodies of their gullible victims.
Unfortunately, most of the victims or their relatives in most cases voluntarily agree. The challenge here is that, the families of these victims and the victims themselves have not realized the full value of the life they possess.
“For he who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.” 1 Peter 3:10
To be continued tomorrow with the following point:
- How we abuse ourselves on a daily basis