I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.(Leviticus 26: 13)

Phones have never been a particular interest of mine. Those of you who know me can testify to the fact that I’ve been a “bangaz” kinda girl for a long time. The era of smart phones, which started near the end of my high school sojourn, saw many of my friends upgrading to this communication medium.

“They make life easier.”

“You naah seh nothin if yuh nuh hjave a smaat fone”

“Get with the times”

“Yuh have Whatsapp?” No. “Twitter?” No. “Instagram?” No. “Snapchat?” NO.

“When yuh get whatsapp mi message yuh man. SMS and FB outta style.”

But little miss “bangaz”, me, still didn’t see the point. In my mind, being as naive as I am, friendship could overcome the boundaries of social media. Little did I know, the meaning of friendship existing in my mind was WRONG. The bigger the phones got, followed of course by the lifestyles, the less the communication became, until it was plain none existent. These were persons I use to talk to at least once a week.

Time passed and it became necessary to acquire such a device. You would think my friends, now recognizing my presence on the social media outlets, friends I never failed to text (SMS and Facebook of course) or call, would then send me a message. Ha! you would be wrong. W-R-O-N-G, wrong.

The point of my rantings is this; through the times when we were broke, or when we were in trouble, when our luck was down, we knew our creator. Then we get to the point where we get our jobs, or degrees, or marry well, you know step up in life. From some of us, we get a small break like passing GSAT or CXC (yes, it is that bad). At this point we upgrade and forget who brought us through. We act like the Israelites. They only knew God when they were in trouble.

God blesses us because he loves us. Yet we use our blessings to distract us from serving him. We UPGRADE and we FORGET. Analyse your life…Have you forgotten where God has brought you from? What he has brought you through? I cannot claim to have ever brought my friends through, but God can. It’s time to Upgrade and REMEMBER.

P.S. Though God is way better than us, he never abandons us.


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