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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Curse of First

As individuals we have this innate desire to be first.  We often say things like no one was listening to this type of music until I started to listen to it or no one was wearing this type of clothing until I started wearing it.  To my fellows back in the day to be the first one to get the girl, but I am equal opportunity type of guy some ladies had that same mindset. To be the first is embedded in us.  However, the desire to be first can be a dangerous thing.  The desire to be first can cause us to become manipulative as our only desire is to be first.  The desire to be first can cause us to be cold and bitter towards others in our attempt to be first. 

This is not a new desire as it was around in antiquity I am reminded us the disciples who debating who would be the greatest in other words who would be in first place or the number one position. What is the interesting is that this desire often leads to the most pain.  Once one makes it into that first position they discover that it is lonely at the top.  They discover that everyone is targeting their spot and there is no love for those at the top.  It actually becomes an undesirable position.  So remember this if you humbled yourself under the mighty hand of God and God exalts you in due time and it happens to be the number one position it is then the desired position.

Scripture Reference: Luke 9:46-56

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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