The next thing we will consider about the will of God is your generation. Ecclesiastes chapter 1 verse 4 says, “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever.” The bible makes it clear that every man belongs to a generation. The word ‘generation’ specifically refers to two things in the bible:
(i) Birth and family history
(ii) Revolution of time or an age.
God wants you to understand the generation you are living in, placed in and designed for. You are to rise above the problems of that generation and supply solutions from God’s word and from God’s spirit, face the challenges of that generation and overcome them in order to glorify God. You must know which generation you belong to. Apostle Paul and others came in their generation. They didn’t have to deal with Computer Age like we have to. They didn’t have to deal with some of the challenges on the earth that we have to deal with today. This is our own generation and God has equipped us for it. You are raised up in a generation for a specific purpose. Acts 13:36 says, “David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers.” He fulfilled the purpose of God in his generation. You can’t manifest in another person’s generation. You have to do that which God raised you up for in your own generation and He will show you when you seek His face (Jeremiah 29:11-13).
PRAYER: Lord, sharpen my sensitivity to discover Your will for me in my generation in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Lamentations 1:1-2:22, Philemon 1:1-25, Psalm 101:1-8, Proverbs 26:20