IN EVERY GENERATION, there are things peculiar to it. In Christian history, business, education and every other field of human life, young men and women have played a very crucial role in shaping their generations.
Currently, I believe we are living in a new generation where the youth should take their rightful places in society to be able to “take over” from an older generation when they finish their assignment. Born in 1978, I count myself amongst this youthful generation and I am convinced it is our time to become all what God has created us to be. Any waiting and delay might cost us our future and destiny. The title The Emergence of a New Generation is a strong conviction in my spirit that God is positioning the youth of today for exploits ― exploits in every sphere of society. In my own small way, I have tried to communicate The Emergence of a New Generation with friends and a number of youth groups to sensitise them. This my “small way” has included social media: facebook, twitter and blogs.
However, recently, I got another strong conviction to share this message with a wider audience especially my contemporaries so we will position ourselves and take on the baton.
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption (Acts 13:36).
Note the phrase his own generation in the scripture above. This simply means every generation is served by someone from that generation. I hope by this book every youth will understand there is a baton to be handed over and we will be the recipients of that baton. Hence this calls for us to prepare ourselves for “the handing over”.
I believe God placed this book in your hands because He has an assignment for you. I am very convinced about that. Now, let me briefly describe this emerging new generation to you. These are young men and women raised and trained to take over mantles. Others have paved the way and we will blaze their trail.
…other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours (John 4:38).
Before you proceed further, please pray the prayer below:
Father in the name of Jesus, may the eyes of my understanding be enlightened and may you position me in the place where you have destined me to be in your plans and purposes. May your word find a place in my heart and yield hundred fold fruits. Grant me a discerning spirit as I read. Amen.