In the world we live in today, there are more distractions than there has ever been before. Just look around at any public gathering and you will see hundreds of people staring at a 4 inch screen. Our youth today are being heavily influenced in ways we could never have dreamed of. With the fast pace of life and the ever changing of the next and greatest thing, we are letting our youth slip by.
I read an article by Michael Bayne where he said,
“Many times it’s just easier to let teens do what they want and think they don’t desire or need adults in their lives. It may be easy to ignore them but the truth is that they are desperate for adults to actually show up and invest in their life on a consistent basis. Consistency is big because so much of life today is inconsistent. The typical American dream is fading. Family life is always changing. Teens are being forced to make choices about their future (college and career) at a time when they are just figuring out who they are. Teens need consistency and they need it from the church more than ever.”
I agree with Michael. To this day, I still reap the benefits of having consistent adults in my life that took the time to build real relationships. I am thankful for the opportunity to pay it forward to the youth of our church.