Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 30: First

I was the first grandchild and great grandchild on my dad's side. My great-grandpa called me "First" instead of my name.

I was the first granddaughter on my mom's side.

As the oldest child in my family, I was kind of used to being in charge.

I would say that one of the biggest challenges on my Journey after becoming a Christian was learning to put God first instead of me.

I had to learn everything was not about me. I still need refresher courses from time to time.

It's not so much that I think I have to have everything, I'm certainly able to share. I don't want it all. It's just that my thought life is involved with what I want to do and how I'm going to do it. Don't judge, I'm just being real.

My goal for the rest of my Journey is to think on Him a whole lot more than I think on me.

John 3:30Amplified Bible (AMP)He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]

Who's first in your life?

This post is Day 30 of a series entitled 31 Days of Life on the Journey where I share about my journey as a believer, wife, mom and grandmother.  I invite you to return each day to find the newest link here. Myquillin at The Nester is the creator of the 31 Day Challenge.  I'm linking this post to the category, "Faith and Inspiration." You can also visit Kate's blog, "Heading Home" to read the posts of all the other participants of the 31 day challenge who are writing on her daily prompts for 5 minutes. Today's prompt is "first."

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betty said...

I would like to say Jesus is first in my life, but I don't always live that way, but hope to continue to strive to do so daily.


Joyful said...

Oh yes, I come from the same place you do. The oldest, most doted on, got my way most of the time... and sometimes I still think I should. It's a continual process. Old habits die hard as they say. But we will not be perfect this side of glory. The Lord is #1 and I try to remember to walk in the shadow of the Almighty. Thanks Jerralea! have a great weekend!

Melanie Cook said...

My first thought is to say that Jesus is first in my life but I have to confess sometimes I get in the way (Okay - a lot of times!) It is a lesson I learn and re-learn every day. Ultimately, He does end up first but I'd like Him to be my first thought. Great post. Have a great weekend.