Millennials are entitled. Millennials are lazy. Millennials are irresponsible.
I feel like I hear these things said daily.
It seems that the millennial generation has gotten something wrong along the way. We missed some important lesson growing up that would have made us into the people the older generation expected us to be.
However, I can’t quite say I agree with all this millennial bashing. Sure, there are plenty of issues with young people right now, as there always has been and there always will be. But I think millennials are some of the most empathetic, imaginative, and entrepreneurial groups of people in a long time.
So, as with any group of people ever, we have a population that has its negatives and positives, its strengths and weaknesses.
I have no problem with millennials, and I have no problem with any of the other generations. What I have a problem with is the lack of unity between them.
In this clip, Grant Skeldon talks about mentorship in a simple but profound way. He titled it, “A Simple Way to Disciple Millennials.”
See, being a millennial and knowing many others, I can tell you one thing for certain, we need your wisdom and we know it. I know so many young people who look up to those farther along the race than us that we want to know.
A lot of people are scared to seek out mentorship. Some mentors fear having nothing to give.
But discipleship wasn’t a suggestion, it was a command.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Discipleship, or more simply, mentorship, can seem daunting. It can also seem like a very small, unimportant thing to do with our time. But the early church spread through discipleship. Everyone needs a mentor to teach them, as Jesus commanded.
Quite simply, lives are changed through mentorship.
Who is in your life already that you can mentor? Is there someone new you could approach to mentor? Who is mentoring you?
We go to church and meet with God to be filled up so that we can pour out. No matter what age, you have a wisdom that those younger than you desperately need. Let’s make sure this is a constant flow of wisdom.
By: Victoria Rinear