This might be the most controversial blog I write all year.
It impacts almost everything controversial…
- Education and the future of your children and grandchildren.
- Abortion and adoption.
- Churches abandoning Truth.
- The future of our country.
- Who controls what is “true” by controlling social media and the news.
This blog is for those who are about 60 years old and older.
It’s to those that feel like they have little power or influence left.
Grandmas and Grandpas, you can shape the future in one very powerful way, and you may not realize it.
There is something on the economic horizon that many are beginning to bring attention to.
The greatest transfer of wealth in human history is beginning.
The wealthiest (and one of the largest) generations in human history is beginning to retire, age and pass away. Who this generation leaves their money to will determine who has the ability to shape the future. *
Some of you (those in the 60 plus age range) have great hearts.
You lived a lifetime trying to help make the world a better place, yet a lot of you will undo almost all of what you have lived supporting simply by giving all that God has entrusted to you into the hands of foolish children and wayward organizations, people who do not share your values.
I know this will make people mad, but someone who is Christian** needs to sound the alarm too.
- Where you place your estate will have greater long-term impact on the future than the news channel you watch or leader you prefer.
- Don’t just think of who you are giving and leaving your money to, think of what they will do with it.
- You must be intentional with what God has entrusted to you all the way through the end of your life.
If the college you graduated from doesn’t hold your values anymore, pull your money today and invest it in people and places that do uphold your Christian values.
Can you see it?
Not picking someone to give your wealth to is a passive picking.
If your own children don’t hold your values, don’t give all your money to them. Intentionally invest in who does hold your values.
If the church movement you are a part of has walked away from sound Biblical doctrine, stop giving to them.
You will give all you have to the next generation. Double negative warning – you cannot “not participate.”
I mean that, you and your generation will pass away. Please, find young leaders, movements and ministries that are sound and intentionally fund them…for the future.
My older friends, think big picture.
For your grandkids future, shaping the world they will be born into is vastly more important than just giving them money.
Some of you are wealthy and you are a heart attack away from being a substantial supporter of things you completely disagree with.
This may be painful, but it’s very possible your spiritual children will be more faithful than your biological ones.
It is very possible investing in your spiritual children will have a greater likelihood of building a world that will save your great grandchildren and their children to come over investing in your biological ones. It’s the same with universities and churches.
The greatest transfer of wealth is already beginning.
You can’t stop it and you will participate in giving to someone.
If you are not intentional with your legacy, your sin of omission (not doing what you know you should do) might become your greatest mistake. If the numbers economists are throwing around are correct, this sin of legacy omission might singlehandedly sink this country. You, as a generation, giving all you have to your sinful kids and wayward alma mater could literally sink the country.
Remember, you keep nothing after you die and all that you own is going to someone else.
Who gets your life’s work?
What ideas and ideals will get your life’s work?
What morality, ethic, and education will you invest in?
You also must pick someone young. Just passing money between older folks fixes nothing in the long run.
Pick organizations that are sound.
Pick young leaders you believe in.
You won’t get it 100% right, but you must try to be intentional.
I can hear it now…
“Pastor Mike, this is an outright money grab by a pastor.”
Well, yes and no. No, you don’t have to pick me or organizations I have started or currently run. And… Yes, you can if you believe in them!
Please… Just be intentional!
*This transfer of wealth is beginning to be talked about in so many places. Google it and pick whatever source you trust. Seriously, Ramsey, Fox News, CNN… whatever. They all see it coming. I have even heard it called “The Great Reset.”
**There are young social media influencers who are helping other young people position themselves to get their parents and grandparents money. They know they don’t have to fight you on your ethics…they literally just wait you out with the proper paperwork in place. You’ll die and your money will fund the ethics you disagree with. Imagine that; some of the most faithful sound friends of yours (older folks) will become great supports of agendas they currently disagree with.