In the microwave generation everything is convenient.
Shopping is done online, payments by bank applications, and dating at a swipe of the finger. But how many know that the will of God is hardly like this.
Millennials are born in a generation where technology advancement has made things very easy for consumption, making life in general a less complex exercise.
Millennials are considered to be the more complex generation yet.
Millennials tend to be more removed from relationships, they are all about themselves and making things work for them. They are classified by a lot; technology savvy, most Educated, Civic Oriented, conscience, entrepreneurial, pragmatic idealistic, liberal✊🏽
But how are they with God, religion or belief?
The trend with millennials is that there are less of them in the church (or if they are it is by their terms). Coming very closely with the end time prediction that more and more people will be deceived and will be in the world.
With all the deception that is going on, even in the body of Christ we are more to fall into worldly mindsets.
But not only that, the environment that millennials grew up in has influenced them. We, millennials, are less concerned with creating lasting and meaningful relationships. We are easily distracted by social media, as a result our distance has been greater in person and more personal in a distance.
With this dilemma, how do we expect this generation to love and seek after God. When He seeks to be closer to us in the still moments- those that are running out for us.
I once met a gentleman , who told me that he has an agreement with a lady, that they may be each other’s comfort, sleep together, when one is in need. Upon discussing this with another gentleman, he said the same thing. That he doesn’t have a lot of time to maintain a relationship, but if his needs can be met with a mutually agreeable lady than for now that will do. This is in pursuit of rising up the corporate ladder and not desiring to work on a relationship right now.
Millennials find it difficult to relate to God because God requires correction, holiness and a perfecting in ones soul on continuous basis. Millennials on the other hand are more prone to seek immediate comfort, if it doesn’t work for them (us) we will seek what does. We find sources in social media and technology for instant gratification and have very little patience of working in time.
Judging from biblical stories many great man and women of God had to be pressed and put in discomfort in order for the will of God to prevail.
Can millennials survive the constant pruning of God?
That stands to be seen.
But I pray that out the millennials a handful may stand up and be counted as remnant amongst their peers.