Sharing What You Know

Sharing what you have learned with others is committing to sharing to a generation, truth, which will be a foundation to build upon. Foundational building is exactly what generational connection and regard is characterized as. To take what you know and give it to someone else so they may share it with others. This is not a complicated formula but a paradigm that is historically proven and also biblically established. Traditionally this paradigm of educating present and future generations on the structure of life and social issues is proven to be socially appropriate. We read about social justice issues and all battles of social structure. The consequence of improper training for life socially transports these social issues and allows negative identities to be created. All generations from the past, present and future suffer from the lack of training and the error in teaching to make the right adjustments to have a life lived appropriately and honorably. As I have studied for years there is a thought and model that I have continued to recognize. Which is giving someone or many the things that the other has learned. A mother teaching the baby, the father teaching the child, the student learning in school, all show this model. Learning a new career from an experienced person is another exact example of generational connections and its characteristics. I was in a very important business meeting on the subject of “Church Planting” and one of the leaders in the movement that I serve ask this question: How do you define success in planting a church? Many answered with swiftness and made mention of how many were attending and how much funding was in the treasury. The answer they gave was not at all the right one. The leader spoke up and stated that the success of a church plant was who you have mentored/coached in that church plant to follow you when you retire or moved on. Again, the logic of pouring into someone or others what you know so they are able to carry the torch, if you will, defines success. When Paul was teaching Timothy on the ministry focus of mentoring he stated this: 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 Timothy followed every word and testimony as he watched his teacher, Paul, as he established ministry throughout the known world. 10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions,… 2 Timothy 3:10-11 Receiving from him what needed to be shared with others that he, Timothy, would teach. The matter of giving knowledge by example through action or by speaking truths should never cease nor be shelved for a better time. Giving the very heart of our education and experiences to the next generation is a must! Throughout Bible history it is very clear, crystal clear, on the importance of transporting truth to each generation: That Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and He is God’s only begotten Son. The truth of the forgiveness of sin and salvation is through Christ Jesus and the infilling of the Holy Spirit is for all who will believe. Never wavering from biblical doctrine that is proven itself throughout time. Taking this to heart and living it is what I have done without hesitation. Teaching others about the goodness of God by word or by trial through afflictions or perseverance and having the faith to continue on when the “on” did not appear to be possible. My hope is that through life’s journey those generational connections will be part of what you witness and share to all. Remember prayer moves the Hand of God.

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