A watchman understands that nothing is more important than the mission. Nevertheless, having the right support structure is important. It will be hard to complete your mission without this necessary support structure. Which is where family comes in. Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found. However, it is not all smiles and hugs. Family requires commitment, sacrifice, and it seems to disturb the mission. An old proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others”. Commitment to family values will slow you down, but it is fine, because you will go further with the right family than without one.
Family is looking old-fashioned in today’s world. There is an unhealthy obsession with personal ambition and advancement over collective growth and wellbeing. This will produce nothing more than misery in the long-term. The most miserable people only care about themselves. How to drive their own agenda and handle their own troubles. No room to consider the troubles of others or care for others. This is blind ambition and must be condemned. When you exalt your personal happiness above everything else, you will see no use for the bondage of marriage and starting a family. You cannot win in the long run.
Nothing is more important than your God-given mission. However, if it is a mission from God, you would need your family as a platform to make it work. A proper family helps both parents and children to discern their missions in life. The nourishment, discipline, loving and peace-of-mind you need to tackle difficult problems, and repair the devastations of many generations is only available at a family-level. You are not running faster without the trappings of a family. It will not work. This is why the wise ones teach that your order of priorities should be: God first, family second and job third.