Finish Second

The video below found its way into my inbox this morning and I wanted to share it. For those who aren’t aware of the I Am Second movement, it is a fabulous one! They talk about becoming “an agent of change” wherever you are. Our society is one that demands winning and expects perfection. It is easy to be solely consumed with becoming first in everything we do. The best athlete, student, mother, employee, you fill in the blank. The I Am Second movement is meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. We become second, and experience the freedom that it brings with it, when we lay all of this other stuff down and put Jesus First. Seconds are bold to lift up Jesus and tell others. I love that word, BOLD. For me, bold is stepping out of my comfort zone and into the danger zone. Bold, does not come naturally to me but in the moments that I find myself needing a little boldness I know that I can draw on the strength of Christ to supply it, relying on Him and not myself.
“And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.” (Acts 4:29)
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ. (Colossians 2:2)

May you be bold. May you be encouraging. May you become Second. Everybody has a “cause” these days. Make yours one that will reap eternal rewards. If you do choose to become an agent of change in this movement, watch who God funnels into your life and be prepared to answer their question, what does “I am second” mean? Many, many times as I wear my simple black band, I have been asked. But, I have also found that it serves as a very simple personal reminder that this race is not all about me.

run a race. start a conversation. finish second.

Enjoy the video…

One thought on “Finish Second”

  1. I haven’t heard of I Am Second. I looked it up and loved the purpose, the inclusiveness, and that it has that cutting edge look to it. I like the way the emphasis is on excellence, not perfection. And I like that you did something different in this blog entry. I’m enjoying your writing.

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