Trend: the general course or prevailing tendency; drift

Being part of the millennial generation is both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantages include the wide technological advances that have occurred in the past few decades. More than any other generation, we have internet access that allows us to easily communicate with others around the world. A disadvantage is we often spend more time in virtual reality than in the real world.

We tend to substitute real relationships for those that we have online. Also, our attention spans have shortened because we have access to so much information. One common thing that my generation pays attention to are the online trends.

The thing with trends is that you never know what might be popular next. Most trends are very short-lived; what was big news yesterday is now yesterday’s news in the shadow of what’s happening today. So many people strive for acceptance and popularity online instead of looking to find real connection from the person sitting beside them.

Right now our trend is our phones and computers, but the trends can always change. The one thing that will always be relevant is our need for the presence of God. No amount of technology can substitute the real, tangible power and glory of God. Technology can be a helpful tool in helping others experience is, but it’s just the caveat through which it can move. I don’t know what will be on the news tomorrow, but I do know that God will still be God.