The Smartest Generation


The Smartest Generation

I look around and see the youth of today each one created in the image of God.  They are some of the brightest minds with unlimited potential and the sky really is the limit.

So what is missing?

Why do we fail to see the potential God has placed inside us?

Where are the dreamers?

Instead of reaching new heights, excelling to new horizons we fail to see that the bar is not so high we can’t reach it. The bar has been lowered to the point we can’t even trip over it. In many cases the bar has been removed completely.

When God has been placed on a back burner or removed entirely from our lives we tend to think that we alone control our destiny. We make decisions based on our five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, or taste).

What happened to taking care of the needs of others before our own?

What happened to cutting the elderly neighbor’s grass, shoveling snow or taking out their trash and placing it on the curb on collection day?

We tend to think placing a phone call instead of dropping in for a visit will suffice.

We seldom write letters or send cards to family or friends (yes I too am guilty).

Our smartest generation is afraid or unable to make a real commitment to one another. When asked about marriage, the answer I’ve heard was “we have to learn to take care of a baby before we can get married” or “Oh Papa”.

In the Garden of Eden it was God who created man and woman for the express purpose of becoming a family.

Genesis 2:21-25

21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he slept, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the area with flesh. 22 And from the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man, He made a woman and brought her to him. 23 And the man said:

“This is now bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

she shall be called ‘woman,’

for out of man she was taken.”

24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.

We must not get the cart before the horse (so to speak).

Remember the old saying, “First comes love, then comes marriage and then here comes (her name) pushing a baby carriage”? We have done more than to simply eliminate the baby carriage and yet we wonder why life has become so hard?

Let me reminisce about the “Good Old Days” where we moved into our very first home (with help from family), and then learned to stand on our own. In order for our house to become a home we furnished it one piece at a time.

We learned to buy our own food, clothes, shoes, and a car to get to a job. We still had family, just not all up in our business. We made mistakes. More importantly we learned from those mistakes. We depended on each other as we raised our children in a God fearing home filled with love.

Love is the key.

God is love.

A life without God (love) is a life that is wasted.

Mark 12:29-31

29Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Don’t get caught up in a life that begins or is filled with lust.

Lust is not love.

It is the desire of everyone to “make it on their own”, but taking that first step…….. –


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