As I muse on the word premature, immature kept popping in my mind. They may have different meanings but they are also related.
With all the craziness going on everywhere, I think it’s safe to say, this millennia and exposure that comes with it, happened on us before we were ready. I say that because, the way we drop our jaws on the daily, over whatever we just saw, read, or heard; is a sign that majority of us are caught unaware by what seems to be the norm in this century.
Now those who are making the jaw dropping actions are mostly the bulls in our collective china world. They just don’t know how to handle all the fast technology and ready-made stuff. Technology and stuff that the previous generation laid it’s foundation for our ease. And what are we doing with it? Creating a world of chaos and immorality for the next generation to inherit.
I hope some of us, are not trying to create a modern Sodom and Gomorrah, because it’s looking alarmingly similar to it.
The worse part of it, is that some of us, who are hanging onto our sanity, for dare life, seem too bewildered to do anything about it. We seem to be stuck in our what-has-the-world-come-to trance. But I think it’s safe to say, we need to snap out of that trance and you know, try to safe the world? For our babies’ generation?
I watched were a leadership coach said, our children and grandchildren won’t ask us how we got ‘here’ — whatever that might become, if we don’t do something — but they will ask us, “What did you do to get us here?”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to reply dejectedly, “I did nothing.”
The speaker also said, by that time we would no longer be able to afford the luxury of self-deceit, because by then we would look and see ourselves without using or needing the mirror.
It’s time we addressed the man and woman in the mirror — now that we can use the mirror — and stop accepting all the crap shoved and shovelled at us daily.
This is our world too and we should have a say, on how things ought to be done. We can’t just keep turning a blind eye to all the grossness going on. Let our words and actions speak and stand against, what is not right, regardless of how long the wrong has been portrayed as ‘all right’.
Whenever they test the waters of fiction with something wrong or uncomfortable, let’s say ‘NO!’ so it dies in the imagination of whoever is the originator. Not minding the weak arguments of:
- “Oh, it’s only a story. It will never happen — which to our horror, some of them have become, ‘It’s happening!’
- “Let’s not overreact, let’s not cause a scene, if no one else is reacting then I will be seen as a fanatic if I speak first and probably become the lone voice.”
These and more are the silencers of the voices of reason in this generation. If others don’t care what we think of them, while they constantly assault us with unrighteousness, that seem to be getting worse by the day, then why should we care what they think when we declare that we want righteousness and Godliness in our world?
Let’s view ourselves in the mirror of God’s word and equip ourselves with God’s word, so that we may be empowered to do and stand firm for righteousness. It is well.