Yesterday’s video post found a place to land in my heart. The paragraph I highlighted in red landed the hardest.
“The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”
If this is true, it ought to impact what we teach our children. I believe that we need to offer them the highest levels of academic and technical training available. However, we shouldn’t stop there. More is need, more than just information.
Proverbs 22:6 says:
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
This generation needs more than the coordinates of their destination. They need more than directions from a Google map to get from here to there. They need to be trained in the way they should go.
On “the way” consider these questions…
Who are you on the journey?
What values guide you?
What passions propel you?
What beliefs sustain you?
We can only give away what we ourselves possess. I’m committed to giving away what I’ve discovered on my journey.
~ That freedom is contagious and attractive. It’s hard to gain, easy to lose and worth dying for, ask Jesus.
~ That passion though dangerous is essential and when tempered with wisdom, brings extraordinary joy to living.
~ That the supernatural life of the Spirit is much more accessible than previously thought and more amazing than we ever imagined!
~ That knowing God intimately and personally surpasses everything else combined.
If we can impart these essential elements into the next generation, they will be ready for the future even if the future isn’t yet ready for them!
© Tom Zawacki 2007
Photograph by Andy Andrews