College, Faith

A Letter to Millennials…

Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic. These are just a few of the many, many harsh, yet used words to describe my generation, the millennials. If you were born somewhere in the ‘80s or ‘90s, you are bound to get labeled with at least one of these descriptions from time to time.
Those words have such a profound affect on not only me, but so many people of my generation. It’s only natural to want to feel proud of the generation you’re from, and thus only natural to feel hurt and ashamed when there is a societal stigma attached to your generation.

Well, I’m done apologizing for being a millennial. So often I associate my age group with being young, naive, and ignorant. Scripture has something else to say.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12

Whether you’re a millennial or of the Z-generation, don’t take your youth as an excuse to be lazy, rebellious, or ignorant. Even in our adolescance we can set an example for the world with the way we talk to one another, love one another, rely on God in all things, and purify our minds, hearts and souls. God’s word is not shy about the value in being child-like in our faith, and that is something I never want to take for granted.

Of course, it’s always important to respect our elders, and scripture commands us to do so many times. {Leviticus 19:32; Ephesians 6:1} I do not want to subtract from the importance of listening to those who have lived longer than us and experienced more than us. Rather I want to encourage you to not allow yourself to be held down by the societal distaste placed upon a generation who desperately needs Christ, just like every generation before us.

Remember to put nothing above God and lean on in Him in all you do. He has great plans for you and this generation!

tchelsea

What is your biggest hope for your generation? Let me know!

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