One thing I’ve noticed lately as I’ve been cruising the 20-something blogosphere is how many bloggers my age have shut down their blog or quit blogging. Now, I suppose this is pretty common throughout the blogosphere, but it seems to me that this points to a greater problem that my generation (whatever you want to call us) has: by and large we lack sticktoitiveness.
Is it something that we’ll grow out of? Perhaps. Maybe this same problem has been seen in previous generations when they were our age, but I think even if that was so, there’s something different about our situation. We now live in a day and age where most people are moving around multiple times, changing jobs, changing friends, changing belief systems, and changing spouses.
It even has gotten to the point where people who stick to their marriages, career paths, and hometowns are often viewed as sheltered and in need of “living a little.” Since when has living been defined by change for change’s sake?
I don’t know how this trend can be reversed, or even if that needs to happen completely. Since I moved to North Carolina (see, I am a product of my generation), I’ve realized the value of sticking in one place. I’m sure my family would have appreciated me realizing that before I left Kansas, but here I am, and I know it’s exactly where God wants me.
Now that I’m here, I don’t plan to leave, unless God makes it clear I’m to go. I don’t want to leave the church and go somewhere else; if I go, it’ll be because I’m being send out. I may not be able to reverse the trend, but I can choose not to go along with it. Here’s to sticktoitiveness. (If you say it enough times, does that make it a word?)
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