We’re in a day and age where adulthood is delayed, and a life of responsibility is replaced with a life of pleasure and ease. Millions of young adults put off marriage in favor of casual dating, avoid having children as an excuse to live self-centered lives. As a result of this, many young adults struggle to find purpose in life.
In today’s culture, many young people are pressured into going to college after high school due to social expectations from parents and teachers. College in past generations was seen as great launch pads to the real world, but today many College grads still end up living with their parents, lack real-world skills, and in-loads of debt.
Older generations continuously look down on Millennials and Gen Z for being entitled or “not growing up as they did.” When you live in a me-centered society, along with a technology-driven culture, the constant rejection of biblical values leaves a generation lost.
The truth is that the only way you can truly live a fulfilling adult life is by making God the center of your life. This world can’t fulfill you regardless of your status. You will always be chasing after the next big thing. Jesus was the embodiment of wholeness because His life was wholly centered on God despite being poor and homeless for the last three-and-a-half years of His life.
“As the Scriptures say, ‘People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers, and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.’ And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.”
– 1 Peter 1:24-25 [NLT]
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
– Matthew 6:33 [NLT]
Living a life of maturity is by making God your number 1 priority.