Ministry Highlight – I Am Second
A few weeks ago my wife and I were in New York City in Times Square when I saw an ad for I Am Second play on one of the big screens. It was then that I was reminded again how powerful an impact this movement is having in our world.
I Am Second is a grassroots movement that asks the question: if you were to realize that life is about more than just you, what would you put above you? What greater thing would be important enough to place you second in your own life?
I Am Second is a movement to discover something bigger than yourself. It’s a group of people from all walks of life, from all backgrounds and experiences, who are looking for the reason of living, specifically living for God and for others. I Am Second is a great entry point for people in search of purpose, God, answers to life, and healing from pain.
What I love about I Am Second is their short films that they produce of different celebrities, actors, musicians, pop culture icons, and athletes sharing their stories, people who have come from places of failure and God has resurrected their lives because of their surrender to Him. You hear their hurt and pain, some of them celebrities and very public icons, others are everyday people who have a story to tell.
Here are only a few of the many story films that are featured by I Am Second:
- Bethany Hamilton, pro surfer and shark attack victim featured in SoulSurfer
- Josh Hamilton, former drug addict turned All-Star outfielder
- Anne Rice, author of The Vampire Chronicles
- Stephen Baldwin, brother of actor Alec Baldwin
- Brian Welch, former lead guitarist for Korn
If I Am Second were about celebrities talking about their resurrected careers and getting second chances, it wouldn’t be nearly as impacting. I Am Second is really for people like you and me, everyday people wrapping our minds around God’s plans for us.
I Am Second is about realizing life is about more than just our own lives, calendars, and social circles. It’s about recognizing that there is a God and that our lives need to revolve around His agenda in the world. You can get connected to I Am Second through their website and become a part of the movement there.