A statistic given at a seminar Saturday got my attention. The seminar was concerned with teaching at the high school level.
Today, 70% of young men aren't grown up until age 30. In the early 1960's, 30% of young men weren't grown up until age 30. Think of the change in 50 years.
Don't get sidetracked on the term "grown up." I know there are variations on that, but we can miss the bigger picture here. You know, and I know, young men who are without direction for most of their 20's - and some beyond.
At the seminar, the speaker commented that many of our young men have lots of energy but no direction.
We need a vision as we raise our teenagers. Specifically, they asked, what is God's calling for this young person?
It was a reminder to me that without vision, we are lost. We need a reason to get out of bed each morning.
As followers of Jesus, we are here to glorify God and be stewards of his world. I hope we can find ways to pass that purpose on to our children.