I am throwing this question out there to get your feedback. How do you inspire this generation to seek God?
Social media has taken over our culture… Facebook, Smartphones, you name it…
It’s hard for this generation to turn away from their newsfeeds, emails, and apps long enough to spend valuable time with God.
These “things” have become very distracting. You log on to “quickly” see what your friends are doing, and to see what’s happening in the world. And before you know it, five minutes have turned into twenty… then thirty… and once you finally logout you’re shocked to discover you’ve been online for two hours! Time has gotten away from you, and you still haven’t accomplished anything meaningful.
Facebook has become a convenient distraction. You really meant to set aside time this day to pick up your Bible and read a few chapters. You meant to spend time alone with God in prayer, but once again, time has gotten away from you – as it often does.
Where does God fit in?
How does God compete?
How can we impress upon this generation the importance of a relationship with God? It’s actually vital to our spiritual well-being.
One thought that comes to mind is the importance of setting the example. We must value spending time with God, developing a relationship with Him, and setting aside those things that distract us from accomplishing this.
We say that we are just strangers and pilgrims on this earth – just passing through. But we want to make sure we are not getting stuck in the mud, or seduced by the world’s enticing goods. We must remember that this life in only temporal. It will soon pass away.
This Scripture is a good one to meditate on daily:
Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. (Colossians 3:2 Amplified Bible)
If we truly want to make it to Heaven, we must prepare ourselves – daily – for Christ’s return. Ignoring God doesn’t help in our preparations. Nor does putting other things, or people, as priority over Him. The Bible says that God is a jealous God. It angers Him, and saddens Him, when we don’t value a relationship with Him.
This is something I must continue to work at: making sure that God is a priority in my life, and that I am focused on Heaven – everyday. Heaven truly is my goal. And I will stop at nothing to reach my goal. What about you?
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