Looking at Life are pre-evangelistic resources aimed at young adults (ages 18-35s). Designed to link a trend or phenomenon back to the Gospel, these resources are a global collective effort, written by young adults from countries such as Singapore, Australia, New Zealand. Each author explores a specific phenomenon of the 21st Century, and brings each narrative back to the one true source – Jesus.
Complemented by visually engaging and dynamic illustrations, these resources are easy to read and are ideal for sharing with young adults who are looking to learn about Jesus.
What about a relationship that lasts beyond a hashtag?
A short scroll on social media tells us how much we love our significant others. And we make it known through our stories and updates, detailing how blessed we are to be with someone who understands us and loves us best, warts and all—ending with the hashtag: #relationshipgoals. It’s mirrored in close to 18 million posts on Instagram. But as we know it, staying in that state of “blissfully in love” just doesn’t last. So does a perfect relationship actually exist? Can we ever attain those #relationshipgoals we’ve been using to measure our relationships?
Our true value is not found in our looks, the cliques we belong to, our number of followers on Instagram, or the size of our jeans. Our worth lies in knowing how much God loves us, and He is waiting to lead us on a journey to know true beauty and to understand how precious we are in His sight.
#lifegoals hashtag is all about ticking off our bucket list, but the endless yearning to chase and immortalize our earthly goals can easily lead to a great sense of dissatisfaction. It is only in Jesus that we can attain everlasting fulfillment, and it’s by seeking Him out that we will come into ultimate contentment.
Instagram filters allow users to change the most average-looking photo into a work of art, with just a click of a button. It shows our wish to look good to others – and sometimes, to pretend we’re as good as we seem to be, even when we’re not. We might be able to hide our imperfections from others, but God knows our every feeling, thought, and action.
When we post selfies, the world can see more of us than ever before. This acceptance is often measured by the number of “likes” we get. But if we have a full understanding of who we are as Jesus’ creations, then we will no longer worry about what other people think of us or our selfies.
You only live once, why not take a risk with Jesus?
Like its forebears Carpe Diem (“Seize the Day”), Just Do It, and C’est La Vie (“That’s Life”), this two-syllable, four-letter term implies enjoying life to the fullest, even if it involves taking risks. But perhaps we need to consider how we can live our lives with true purpose and joy, rather than empty recklessness. A life lived following Jesus Chris, no matter how brief, builds a lasting legacy.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.