Most of us would agree our generation is a generation that questions. We are perpetually told to set aside “old ways of thinking,” and encouraged to challenge anyone in authority (watch any TV show for evidence of this)… This in turn condones us to rebel against our previous generation’s standards, societal rules, and morality in general.
But, “Y” should that matter to me? To us? To everyone else?
Here is an article to get you thinking on what our generation looks like to others… Although somewhat comic in its delivery, the article has some good points. Terms such as “narcissistic”, “lazy”, “self-indulgent”, and “delusional” have all been used to describe the individuals that make up the “Y” Generation: http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/why-generation-y-yuppies-are-unhappy.html
Convicting? Good. So why should we, as a generation, change?
Let’s get religious. Exodus 20. The 10 Commandments. The Law or “Words” that are supposed to direct our daily lives. But more than just a list of rules or regulations, take a closer look at verses 5 and 6 discussing idols: “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
Back up. Our sin can do what now? Punish the following four generations. But look at God’s promise for those who love and obey Him… The ability to show love to a thousand generations. That, my friend, is a great reason to change our generation.
There is nothing wrong with an honest question. But does our generation ask honest questions, or believe we already know the answers?
How does God call you, as a generation “Y”er, to work and live?
If you had to choose a single problem with our generation today, what would it be and what is your role in making it change?