I’ve been blessed with a fulfilling career, a growing ministry, and beautiful family. The road here has not been an easy one but by the grace of God I am learning to find joy in all. I believe we are uniquely created and it is this uniqueness that gives us a story. What one does with that story is up to you. I want to be found a good steward of my time, resources, knowledge, and experiences and will freely share them.
The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences, encourage the reader to step out in faith, and to highlight young professionals who serve the Lord.
Have a minute? Head over to the Millennial Moment page to read up on this month’s highlighted millennial.
Why does the Church expect Nothing from Millennials?
Millennials, have you wondered what your local church expects from you? There are no easy words to say this but…NOTHING.
Nothing…yes, that’s right!
I’m confident in stating that fact because society has placed a bad stigma on Millennials. This stigma concludes that Millennials demand hand-outs or freebies, participation trophies, and their commitment is nonexistent. This list can continue for many characters. Millennials have been ran through the wringer by previous generations, media, and anyone else with a voice.
Interested in overcoming this stigma? Let’s see how this can be done.
Work unto The Lord
Remember, whatever you do do it as if working onto the Lord, with all your heart, and know that your reward is a heavenly one. This is a summary of Colossians 3:23-24. Do not be disheartened if your work is not noticed. Learn to shift your focus from one of “me” to your neighbor. Love your neighbor as yourself. This means looking beyond your needs and focusing on the needs of your neighbor or simply stated your church.
Embrace the Passion
There is no denying that Millennials are passionate! You’ve probably seen Youtube videos of Cowboy fans, Spurs fan or any other sport where people take a loss seriously. And should they win they will be the first ones to let you know! Humans are wired to demonstrate praise and express emotions (without sinning) and being able to keep them in check is important. Embrace your passion to lead;
a study group
to show up
The last point is big. Show up. When like-minded Millennials see you make an effort this encourages them and lets them know they can accomplish this. After all, you probably had similar events happening over the weekend.
As Sunday approaches I hope you consider the points I listed. Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Col 3:23-24. And the passion that drives you let’s turn that into tangible results.