Baptist Press recently shared statistics about the power of mentors in the lives of young people. If a young person does not have a mentor, only 50% of them say life has meaning. 70% of young people say life has meaning who report at least one mentor. 86% of young people say life has meaning who report two to four mentors. This article was highlighting the importance of mentoring Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012). Only 10% of this generation reports regularly engaging with Scripture. Several good ideas to come alongside another included: loving them from the heart, following them on social media (so you can keep up with their lives), and most importantly, talking to them face to face.
1 Thessalonians 2:8, in the NIV, says, "We loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
Is there someone from Gen Z who would love for you to invest a little time with them? As you pray today, ask the Lord to lay someone on your heart that you can encourage, share your life, and in whom you can invest. Perhaps one day they will look back and say about you, "_______ not only taught me about Jesus, they shared their life with me, too."