Age Labels and Why to Defy Them

I am of “generation X”. Whoopty-doo. I actually like that title because in math “x” can be anything and I like to think any person can be anything they really, passionately want to be and are gifted for. But we were thought at one time to be independent thinkers (I believe they meant rebellious by that but never cared for that), computer savvy, television-dependent, attend church but are sometimes loose with the rules and so on. All these things are true of many born of my particular time and not true at all for others.

Milennials are those born in the decade or so after me, those who are in college now or just out. They are said to be dreamers wanting to make a significant difference, spoiled, living in a dream world with relative rules and moral lackness (and rarely attend church) with no work ethic and addicted to their tech. This is true of some and very false of many others.

The baby boomers are hitting retirement now, thought to be hard workers and morally correct for the most part, church still being a part of their lives, caring for family, the backbone of society and wise, people who steer clear of computers for the most part but still read actual books. This is true of some and not true of others.

Labels should most often by defied. Why? Because they put you in a box that has nothing to do with how God created you to be and how you should be if you are obeying Him. Age Labels (and most other labels) are only true and validated if people choose to never rise above them. For instance, anyone on earth with God’s help and living up to their original design, can read and study their Bibles and do what God says, becoming great men and women for the kingdom of Jesus. Every single person can do this at any age. And we absolutely should. This is not lazily falling into a role dictated by people but rising to a noble, heroic role dictated by design by an all-powerful God.❤

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