An Open Letter to Christian Millennials

April 18, 2016


Dear Christian Millennials,

We are a technology changing generation. We are an ever changing generation. Throughout the years, fads have faded in and out. Our fashion style has shifted to the past styles. Conformity of the world has been an ongoing battle in all of us. I want to tell you something. There is no such thing as a "good Christian". Your actions do not contribute to how "good" of a Christian you are. You do not have to have a certain look to be a Christian. Your Instagram feed does not have to be filled with aesthetically pleasing photos of coffee, outdoor adventures, open Bibles, and captions that go on like a book. You do not have to wear flannels and chacos all the time. You do not have to have an interesting testimony to go and spread your love for Christ. 

To be a Christian, you only need God alone. You need His grace, His peace, His strength, and His wisdom. You need His sufficient love. You do not have a certain standard to be a Christian. Don't just let your light and joy for the Lord shine through your social media posts. Let your light shine through every word you say and every action to another person. As you blast Lauren Daigle and Hillsong music in your car, do not just let the words be just something you sing. Let the words empower you to spread your love for His name that we praise. 

Let your heart be overwhelmed from the sunset that you captured. Do not just let it be something that fits your Instagram theme. Let His creation be a reminder of how great and powerful our Creator is. When you post that picture of your open Bible, what are your true intentions? Are they to glorify Christ or to glorify you? Instead of being full of pride in yourself when you do something good and worthy, glorify Christ and give Him all the glory. Besides doing something good should be done on a daily basis and not just on special occasions. You do not have to go out of the country to be a missionary for God. God's plan for you may be to be a disciple right where you are. Serve humbly, act justly, and glorify Him freely. Let's not be worried more about our likes and our snapchat streaks rather than our streak with God. As the world evolves, resist evolving around with it. Be separate. Be the change. Allow God to be your strength and to be your Rock. You cannot fight this battle alone. 

Let's be the generation who makes this a God generation. Let's actively pursue a life with God and not just on social media. Do not let being a Christian be just a trend. Instead of just keeping a constant theme on Instagram, keep a constant theme of love in your life. We will never be able to spread His Word and make a change if we do not truly live by the Word. We will not make a change if we celebrate ourselves rather than celebrate God. Let your faith be more than just attractive, let it be always active. 

Sincerely,

A Christian Millennial Who Is Guilty Of Letting Her Faith Be Attractive More Than Active

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