Is adulthood a curse? Both young adults and slightly older ones are still trying to figure this out! Is the life that we’re living today all there really is?
Four Struggles that Millennials Face (and can overcome!):
1. Comfort Addiction
For those who were born into safe and comfortable homes, the desire for safety and predictability can become addicting. While comfort is not a bad thing, the addiction to it can cause us to become entitled, self-centered, or keep us in a bubble. It is when we are forced to overcome challenges or choose to step outside of our comfort zones that we can gain an appreciation for moments of comfort in our lives.
2. Instant Gratification
In a world of instant everything, it can be easy to believe that all of our desires should be fulfilled immediately. However, sometimes it is necessary for us to wait patiently for the things in life that matter most.
The introduction of the smartphone and other modern technolgy has opened the door for endless distraction. In order to counter this, it is important to establish boundaries for yourself and your family.
4. Endless Options
Fear of missing out can cause us to avoid committment because we fear choosing the wrong option. Because we have so many options availale from who we date to which house we buy, sometimes we can feel paralyzed. We will never know all of the answers or possiblle outcomes, but we can choose wisely and entrust those choices to the God who knows all things.
1. Join a local church
Being in community with other Christ followers can help millennials to take their eyes off of themselves and see that there is so much more to life than their own little world. The local church also provides a place where people from different generations can come together and provide support and encouragement.
2. Do something small to start if you’re stuck
Map out one small step that you can take if you feel stuck in order to begin the process of changing your circumstances.
About Our Guest Kristin Weber
Kristin Weber is a comedian, author and speaker. Her clean, sharp, and occasionally alternative approach to comedy has brought her all across the United States and Canada, where she has performed at conferences, churches, in popular clubs, on cruise ships and more.
Kristin has written two books for teen girls, The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy and The Smart Girl’s Guide to Mean Girls, Manicures, and God’s Amazing Plan for Me, published by Barbour Books in 2014 and 2016. She has written for Sisterhood Magazine (formerly Brio Mag from Focus on the Family), as well as contributed to popular blogs like The Gospel Coalition and Stuff Christians Like. Kristin is also the author of Amazon bestseller and brand new release, Adulting for Jesus.
Links from today’s episode:
Adulting for Jesus book
Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.