The Younger Generation

You and I, we, can make a such a huge difference in the younger generation (you know the ones that will be leading our churches, country and pushing our wheel chairs…) if we lead them in the right direction, reward the right stuff and live the example we tell them about.

This was the statement God laid on my heart, “Make sure to compliment children on their Godly character more than their worldly achievements.”


We all impact more than just the hearts in our homes.  Genesis talks about how God spoke and created life with those very same words. We can follow this God example. We can use our words to create life in the lives of the younger peeps we impact/influence.

When my boys hold the door for me or others, I thank them because it shows that they’re thinking of someone else besides themselves and being patient and kind.  (And, sometimes, this crazy Jersey girl doesn’t want to hold the door for people cause I got stuff to do!)

I’m not against worldly achievements. No way, no how. I think it’s really important to celebrate achievements but not more than the Godly character traits.  If we celebrate achievements and forget about the character then we’re short changing the younger generation about what’s really important.  The world today is very impatient and instant gratification driven.  When children exhibit patience, perseverance and faith in difficult times…we need recognize, praise and celebrate those character traits to fortify them.  These are some of the Godly character traits that will carry them through to the right achievements.

We can lead the younger generation by focusing on Godly character more than worldly achievements because Godly character is the foundation to lasting achievements.  We all need a little courage and encouragement to stay on track which is why we need to highlight, compliment and talk more about the Godly character traits than the achievements to speak life into the younger generation.

How do you think we can make an impact on the younger generation?




Steph Fink is an inspirational speaker, writer and blogger with a passion to encourage women with practical principles for purposeful and powerful lives. Steph blogs at and gives daily encouragement on her Encouraged in Heart Facebook Page.


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