First {#Write31Days}

Wow, 31 days, and this prompt from yesterday is my last to completeI made it.  This was a first for me.

 Matthew 20:16  So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.
As a child I remember always wanting to be first. First in line, first to be picked, first  get whatever.  As an adult, I realize that waiting is a better option.  Being the first to get new electronics, is bad. You pay a higher price, and all the bugs have to get worked out at your expense.  When I have my nieces and nephews, and they are complaining about being last I will say “you save the best for last.” Of course this starts a while new argument.
We have to stop trying to put oneself above others. Jesus taught a parable  on this very subject. It is a timeless argument to want to be first, or best,  greatest. Even if we don’t say the words, our actions show it. God does not honor that at all.
We are not in a race against others. We are not competing against anything. We don’t have to prove itself. The truth is, the one standard we have, we will always fall  short of, Christ.
Instead, we need to start making every effort to put Him first, intentionally.  I think back to one of the first blogs I ever
wrote, on a message that impacted me, and has stuck with me. We must intentionally put God first in our:

Finances
Interests
Relationships
Stuff
Time

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

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About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try the believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you
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