It’s not easy to live with millennial stereotypes, but knowing who you really are and what God thinks of you can make all the difference.
If you are reaching adulthood in the new millennium, society considers you a “millennial.” Modern statistics and surveys provide superficial perspectives on millennials, but in “Becoming True Millennials,” President Russell M. Nelson points out four important guidelines for millennials.
- Learn who you really are.
“True millennials” are people Heavenly Father has sent to earth to help prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. They are elect sons and daughters of God, created in his image, who were prepared in the premortal life for this time. President Nelson invites us to ask “Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, how He feels about [us] and [our] mission here on earth.”
- Expect to do the impossible.
President Nelson counsels, “God has always asked his covenant children to do difficult things.” As we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and keep our covenants, we will have the strength and wisdom to do the impossible.
- Access heaven through study.
President Nelson states that much of his life “has been spent in research. You too will learn best by asking inspired questions.” We need to spend time in holy places, pray for answers, and serve with love. President Nelson promises that as we work to do these things, we can know the will of God for our own lives.
- Follow the prophet.
Some counsel from the prophets may seem unpopular, or it might tell us to do something we don’t want to do. President Nelson reminds us that as we exercise faith and follow the prophets, we will be able to avoid dangers and seize grand possibilities. We will become the “true millennials” we are meant to be.
Read or watch President Russell M. Nelson’s “Becoming True Millennials.”
—Rachel Harris, Mormon Insights
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