The problem with the self-esteem movement is that it’s rooted in a half truth, which makes it the most dangerous kind of lie.
Yes, we are all born awesome/incredible/full of potential/etc. because everyone is made in the image of God.
But we’re also born deeply flawed and full of every kind of evil because of the fall and the sin within us.
When a culture grasps the spirit of the former but not the latter, it creates a generation marked by arrogance, laziness, and entitlement. Sound familiar?
When I encounter Millenials who embody all of those negative stereotypes, I need to remind myself that the ultimate solution isn’t better manners, better philosophies, or better parenting – it’s a complete change of heart which only Christ can provide.