From Valentine’s Day to Quarantine Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Hey, not everything is in the air. What I’m about to share with you are advises I learnt some years back whiles a student at Valley View University. You don’t have to be an expert analyst to perceive the truism of these titbits. As I’m aware myself, to fall in love is so fantastic,however, emotions can be deceptive to lock up your mind into believing a lie. Do you want to fall in love to lose your mind? Of course not! That will presuppose you’re experiencing something stupid. Love should make you think!

In this so-called Valentine’s Day season, I would like to draw your attention from the usual love euphoria to what I intend to call a season for quarantine. Sure, you’ve been waiting for this season to experience or do something great. You can still achieve something great after reading this article. Just take some few moments to reflect on the following:

1. “Never be in a relationship whereby you do everything alone.” I got this quote from pastor Dr. King George, Adventist preacher from the USA. Are you the only one in love to do the calling, texting, visiting, buying, sending, I love you, I’m sorry, etc? I know your valentine parcel is already prepared, good job! Will you get a parcel in return? Good question! Love is give (just a sharp reminder).

2. “Be careful to fall in love else you’ll lose your resources, time, and eventually break your heart.” Wow! I learnt this from pastor Isaac N. Dowuona in one of our casual conversations. In fact I don’t have the figures of how much people spend or lose in relationships. I also don’t know the figures of how many duties and responsibilities are neglected because of a time consuming relationship. Again, I don’t know how many hearts are sick or restless because of a relationship, not counting those already in psychiatric clinics. If your investments are rewarding, bingo! If not you’re a loser, rethink!

3. “As a pastor, you should find a woman who loves you and your work as a pastor.” This advise was relayed to me by pastor Odame Kumi as coming from one of our professors. Quite pastoral, huh? I’m convinced that love invest special interest in the person it desires to possess. Nevertheless, it takes interest in aspects of daily life. You wouldn’t like to create imbalances in your relationship. I’m not talking about academic degree imbalance. People may be willing to share their life with you for reasons other than love. Always be willing to share relationship with someone who takes special interest in certain aspects of your life. It will add progress to your achievements.

Because love involves the heart and mind, it has a potential to shape your moods and daily lifestyle. It is written in the Bible, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17: 9). Deception means you are blindfolded to see realities. If I were you, I will pause and do a quarantine of my love life other than celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Clifford Owusu-Gyamfi

Clifford Owusu-Gyamfi

Pastor/PhD Student
I am a Seventh-day Adventist pastor designate for the Adventist Fellowship Geneva in Switzerland, and studying for a PhD at the University of Geneva.
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