i think the most important thing to me is this: to be different. we are a generation that is, sorry to say, but selfish. everything revolves around us, what we want, what we feel. we, we, we, i, i, i. we don’t care about hurting others anymore, we call it “honesty”. we cover up being rude with “it’s a joke”. we compare ourselves to the filtered selfie we see. we define our self worth by what our significant other thinks. we are so focused on what others think rather than what God thinks. and to end this paragraph, i am exhausted. i am exhausted trying to fit in, trying to please everyone. i am exhausted lowering my self esteem, and finding my identity by others. i am just simply exhausted, and i’m sure you are too.
i included “we” on purpose previously. because to say i’ve never been guilty of any of that, i’d be lying to you. HOWEVER, i’d like to think and say i’m different. i know i’m different and i’ve learned to embrace it. because ultimately, i am not of this world. i live in this world, but i am not defined by this world. and i want to encourage you – to be different, to not be ashamed, and to be that generation.
when i say that generation, i’m saying a generation that cares about others feelings, that encourages and loves on others, + has sympathy. a generation that doesn’t put a timeline or deadline on their life, or compare themselves to others lives. a generation that stops sleeping around, using drugs or alcohol to hide pain or depression. and/or to even feel satisfied. a generation that isn’t afraid to be different and shine that light for Jesus. a generation that breaks the curse.
i dare you, i dare us. i dare us, as a generation, to wake up. wake up and see how others are affecting us. wake up + realize your worth and how you should be treated. wake up to the spiritual warfare around us. i dare you, i dare us to rise up with a big smile on your face ready to give others the love that you have. rise up and do something about it. rise up and scream at the top of your lungs. i dare you, i dare us, to stand up. stand up for what you believe in. stand up for the ones you love. stand up for yourself and your worth in God. stand up for Jesus.
let’s become that generation of peace and stop being prideful. pursue confidence and not jealousy. choose genuineness instead of grudges. let’s reevaluate our hearts and become that generation.
you are not of this world, so don’t feel like you owe the world anything. don’t feel you have to become like this world in order to be accepted. we are just passing through, this isn’t our final destination. realize our eternal life is worth more than our worldly satisfaction. what you see here, doesn’t matter. laugh at the small things, don’t over think. life is precious, life is joyous, life is short. cliche, but true. if we become that generation, not only does our life on here change, but God will bless you immensely. you will be so much joyous when you stop worrying about others opinions and feelings about you. you will find so much peace when you look at Jesus and follow Him. become different. don’t be ashamed of being different. walk in confidence for being different. Jesus mentioned that we are going to be different, we are going to be called out, and we WILL be persecuted for it. but stand firm, and remember Who it is that really matters.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect”. Romans 12:2
If everyone is living for material things, live for Christ. If everyone else is being rebellious, live in righteousness.
Friend, He is the only thing that matters. & until you realize that, you’ll never be fulfilled.
It is never about Jesus if it’s always about us.
I pray that The Lord may speak to you through me, I can only hope I can help you in your relationship with Christ.