I believe the church is suffering from a very serious problem. We have courageous people who lack discernment and we have discerning people who lack courage. What we need are people who have BOTH courage and discernment. Being courageous without having discernment results in bullying people and picking the wrong battles to fight. Having discernment without having courage results in someone seeing things with great clarity but not having the wherewithal to tackle it.
We need to encourage these attributes in our young people. We don’t need to train them to be docile people who just toe the line without question. Instead, we need to train our people to have a critical eye, to read and understand the scriptures (discernment) and to have the guts to take those truths wherever they lead, as far as they lead without being afraid of what other people think about it. Too often discernment is often discouraged because it can lead one to challenge the ways we have always seen and done things, especially traditions. Likewise, too often courage is discouraged because we like unity at the expense of most everything…courageous people tend to push buttons, often buttons we would rather not have pushed.
So be people of courage AND people of discernment. Know that there are still battles worth fighting but have the discernment to know which ones those are. And as always, be in prayer that God would help you grow in both of these attributes.