It is hard for anyone to readily accept the wrong they do. Quite rarely will you come across someone who willingly discerns their shortcomings and fully commit to improving on them.
No-one is to blame actually. It is just inherent in the human nature to dismiss the wrong we do whenever we are told. Only that, we must all endeavor to accept them and change.
If you tell even the most-wicked person on earth of how wicked he is, well, if he is from Ghana, your conversation would sound something like this:
James: Stone, charlie wassup? I see you keep o.
Stone: I dey o ma guy.
James: You go do some again errr…
Stone: What? Oh, that girl? You sef you no hear nothing yet.
James: Guy, but charlie why you wicked so?
Stone: Ah Masa, see, it is not that I am wicked o, it’s just that sometimes you need to put people where they belong.
Right there is the code. The code everyone uses to give an excuse and continue doing the wrong they do. We are all guilty of it. “It’s just that…”
Whenever you use this expression or anything synonymous, remember to check if you are unknowingly defending a bad habit so you go back and correct it. Some other common scenarios of this include: “I’m not lazy o, it’s just that sometimes…”
But that is not all. What is even more dangerous is when we use this to give reasons not to move forward in life.
Consider these statements: “I know I can be the best student in my class o, but it’s just that me naaa, I don’t learn much.” “I can serve God well o, just that sometimes my friends come and distract me.”
Think of some more and you are sure to realize the harm we do to ourselves, taking cover under the blankets of flimsy statements as this. Let us be watchful enough never to fall victim any longer.
The author: Ebenezer Agbey Quist
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