The Way of Peace…

way of peace

Disclaimer: This piece is my personal observation, claims are subject to my personal experiences.

I have had the benefit of learning from a lot of different age groups. This experience has given me a bit of a broad view of my generation and the generation to follow. One thing that sticks out to me is the fact, this generation to follow…they are living a lot of what Romans 3:17 describes,“…and the way of peace they have not known.”  Sadly in 2015, according to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), the numbers echo this very same sentiment. Suicide in the age group of 15-24; 5,491 and 25-34; 6,947, both ranking number two in the cause of death in the United States. They really don’t know peace.

I’ve had conversations with many young adults in these age groups and the number one thing that sticks out to me, is they have no identity. They do not know who they are, what they want to be, or what God says about them. This “greasy grace” doctrine that allows for an almost freedom to sin and be a sinner, that seems to be flooding the airwaves does not help. In fact, it deliberately harms. Even worse, mainstream Christianity pushes it as if it is what the word says. In a day and age where influence is swayed by Instagram followers, Facebook shares, and Twitter retweets, there is no peace. So I ask this question; if the way of peace they have not known, isn’t it time someone stands for peace? Who will go for us?

I have first hand experience with this issue because I fit the age group and I have had thoughts that I was not worth enough to be here. It wasn’t until someone sensitive to the voice of God taught me how to hear what God says about me that I changed. So I leave with this thought: we need to establish in this generation their true worth.

Ref: National Institute of Mental Health

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