They were trendsetters, heart movers
Bold, and pioneers
Sowing seeds and laying the groundwork
for fruitful lives, without fear
Not for trends that come and go
or those that go out of fashion
But clothing hearts for eternal life
with kindness and compassion
I see a generation of trendsetters, leading the way in kingdom culture. A generation setting trends of kindness, love and grace. While earthly trends come and go, kingdom trends remain eternal. I see a generation who confidently lead the way rather than blindly following what may seem popular. Their leadership is clothed in humility and grace. They are a generation who are bold and courageous. Pioneers.
I see a generation whose love for people inspires others to do the same. To give generously, to live boldly, to love extravagantly and to extend forgiveness constantly. They are those who make kindness popular and patience sought-after. Those who make mercy fashionable and humility attractive. They are devoted and passionate, with eyes fixed on Jesus. They are consistent and authentic, full of integrity. They are a generation unafraid to break new ground, to tread new paths and to prepare the way for others to follow. They live their lives counter-culturally.
The trends they live were already set by their King named Jesus; but I see a generation who are a bridge for those who have not seen or heard, setting an example of what it looks like to follow Him. They are a generation of trendsetters.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”1 Timothy 4:12