As I sit with different generations dialoging about their callings, needs and their view on legacy my heart is always moved. I find that each one desires the same things, they want to feel honored and loved for who their are and would like the other generations to accept them.
Each generation has different assignments from the Lord and so each generation will look different.
Whether we want to admit it or not the enemy has put dividing lines between the generations. Instead of standing on the shoulders of the previous generation, we are putting up walls and the newest generation has to start from scratch.
I love seeing where a son/daughter builds upon what their parents have done. A “work” should not end when someone dies. There should be a successor. Randy Feldschau says, “Mantles were not meant for graveyards.”
There should be a “passing of the baton”.
I long for a day I walk in a church and not see all the youth sitting on one end of the building. I want someone that is 15 to feel comfortable sitting with a 60 year old. Someone 80 to feel comfortable sitting next to a 30 year old.
Some may think that this is not a big problem, but it is. I am on the phone with young leaders and one of the main cries of their heart is that they would like a older/more seasoned generation investing and teaching them.
He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
My dreams seem crazy, but with God ALL things are possible.