The second greatest command tells us to love or neighbor as you love yourself. Now that sounds cool and all, but what if you don’t love yourself all that much. Then it could be rough being your neighbor or your friend, cause you might not treat them so well.
We have looked at identity and who we are many times. It is a big deal how you see yourself and what your self image is. It is the number one attack of the thief. Think about it if we don’t know who we are in Jesus than we can’t do much in the battle. So what is the answer to the big riddle? You are third, but that is the coolest thing, and it only works if you follow the proper order.
Lets take a look at the order:
God First, which means you are in constant connection with God. You know who you are because of the relationship that you have with God. God leads you and strengthens you always. God is your source and your No. 1.
So with God as your No. 1 you can serve others and be a person who shows others who Jesus is. You can love your neighbor as yourself because you know who you are because God is your No. 1. If you try to love others without loving God first it will not work.
You must love God as your No. 1 to love your neighbor. So who are we and what does it mean to be third. When we are third we are saying that we love what God loves more than anything else. It means that we become the person we are suppose to be because God makes us that great person. Being third does not mean that we don’t count, it means that we count the most, because we are being used by God for great things. When we are third we lead the way in all that we do, because God is always giving us what we need to do whatever we are doing. God provides all the tools and all the knowledge to do anything. When we are third we rise to the top not because we are great, but because we being lifted up by God.
You have to see that the world turns everything upside down and twist it all around. If you run after what the world says will make you happy then in the end you will only find broken dreams and sadness. Jesus put it this way to his Disciples. Mark 9:35 “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” When we become third we become first.
As you look at this challenge to become third it is not an overnight event, it is a journey and it has to have a starting point. You have to use your faith in God and allow Him to lead the way. God way is the best way and when you discover that is truth you will never turn back and you will always seek to fight to live the way that He longs for you to live.
Keep reading and digging into this Extreme Faith Mag. Seek who you are in Him. Become Third and you will never turn back.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders