A co-worker introduced me to a VERY cool website the other day (thanks, Dwayne!). The site is called I Am Second. I am second was created by Joe Gibbs...American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA Pro Stock team owner. Here is the concept behind I Am Second:
Inspiring the Revolution of Second.
I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.
I LOVE it! I find it enlightening and inspirational for our young people to watch videos and listen to celebrities speak about their faith in God and how they have put Him first in their lives. This would be a great website to use with youth - with anyone for that matter. There are many tools on the site, from information about forming an "I Am Second" group to materials you can download as resources: What God says about:
...and the list goes on. There are also hotlines and ways to connect with others. A few of my favorite celebrity videos on the site include:
In each video, the celebrity tells you their life story and how they came to realize they are second and God is first...a lesson I know I tend to forget from time to time. It's so easy to get caught up in the world of "I", "MY", "OURS", "MINE" and forget about "God". I'm loving the concept behind this website. What a great tool. A meaningful reminder...