We need to stop belittling the younger generation and criticizing them for not being where we think they should be. Our job is to reach out to them exactly where they are at and walk with them as they grow.
True queens fix each other’s crowns.
This world is too dark, too harsh, for us to try to live this life in isolation. We are meant for so much more than to just survive. If we truly want to be a lasting impact for Jesus, we have to lean on and support one another.
We know there are psychological and relational benefits to confronting someone, but there are also times in the Bible where confrontation is encouraged and exemplified. Whenever something is mentioned multiple times in Scripture, it’s a good hint that we need to pay attention. But what is the ultimate purpose in confrontation? Is there a bigger purpose outside of ourselves?
There are two major lessons from the book of Galatians I want to share with you. Over the next couple weeks, my blog posts will be focused on these two lessons, but we need set some ground work first.
I’m still pretty young and have a lot of life left to live and learn, but I wanted to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained in my *almost* three decades worth of living. I’ve compiled a list of 28 pieces of advice I would give if I was asked what I’ve learned through life.
Pain is going to happen. That’s one thing we can be absolutely sure of. But we have the choice of whether we are passing on pain or love. You and I have the power to stand against the devil’s schemes and extend a hand of generous love rather than inflict our pain on others.
Our traditions should never be stumbling blocks that keep others from seeing Jesus. If what we’re doing to reach people in the name of Christ keeps them from actually seeing Him, then maybe our motives aren’t as pure as we thought.
I think we need to do a better job remembering younger people are not just an inconvenience in our days. They are little humans who have their own days – good and bad.
Don’t ever let a bad day define you or determine your next days. It’s just a day. Call it what it is, gain what you can from it, and move on. Tomorrow will be better. God will keep showing up, His mercies will be completely new, and you get to try again.