There is a beautiful process that happens in our lives. It’s not an overnight process, or a young adult process, or even an “educational” process per say. It’s a process that happens from beginning to end. A process of refining. A process of sanctifying. A process of growth. Key word…
I say it’s a beautiful process, and some may laugh. Processes consist of time and sometimes (most times) a combination of sweat and tears. It consists of breaking points and breakthroughs. It consists of hard work, of giving up rights, of having an unoffendable heart. It consists of tantrums, spitting the dummy AND maturity moments, rare moments of “aha”.
This process will happen whether we like it or not. We will wake up in the morning and go to bed at night having participated in the process, albeit on the bench if we choose. We will grow older year after year. We will learn over time that the more we “know”, the more we realise we don’t know. But alas, the process, if we so choose, is a beautiful process. It’s a process worth those tears and sweat, worth the breaking points and breakthroughs.
“For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14
This verse stood out to me a few years ago. “He perfected” alludes to something being finished, although “being sanctified” alludes to something unfinished and still going on. The beauty of the Gospel is that although because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we are fine and perfect and blameless in God’s eyes, God is still so fiercely committed to our growth…to our process.
In this series, I am going to look at this process from a few angles. First, I am going to talk about the story of Joseph – a beautiful process that took 22 years to really unfold. Second, I am going to talk about Generation Y, or Millennials. Finally, I am going to talk about why Joseph’s story and the principles and values found in his life and journey are so profound to a group such as Generation Y (whom I am a part of by the way).
One thing I will say is that Generation Y, for as much as we are frowned upon and criticised, we are a passionate group. My hope is that through this series, we can see how this generation, if they choose, can have the most beautiful process in history and thus, change the world.
Stay tuned for more!