Monday, January 28, 2013

Giving Up First Place

We like to be first; first in line, the first one to be picked, to come in first place . . .
In our culture, being first is what's most important. 

Listen to the world and you will hear the message: "Greatness consists of how many you lead." Listen to God's voice and you will hear just the opposite: "Greatness consists of how many you serve." They can't both be right.

You can push to the head of the line and receive the world's applause. Or you can give up your place in line and hear God's "well done."  (NIV Once-A-Day Walk With Jesus Devotional)

But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, 
and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.  
Matthew 19:30 NLT

 Many blessings,


  1. Learning this more each day. Thanks Lisa

  2. Wow, I loved these thoughts; thanks!
    Blessings to you!

  3. Hi Lisa, this is such a big truth. And a scary one. I have never been overly concerned with being first, but serving is also not my favourite thing in the world to do. Always something to work on right?!
    God bless my friend

  4. Hi. How are you doing? Hope everything is going well. Nice post

  5. I was thinking something similar to this the other day when I was driving in bumper to bumper traffic. It can be so hard to live right in a world of so much wrong.

  6. Waiting for more from your heart, my Friend.

  7. Very inspiring and I love it. May you keep on sharing wonderful thoughts and inspiration.