In the midst of dinner, someone asked what my bracelet meant. I couldn’t help but laugh because I didn’t answer that question well in the midst of high stress levels a few days earlier. The week prior, my response was simple. I am not the one. After a couple of gasps, everyone at the table laughed.
The bracelet that I often wear is from the I Am Second campaign. It is a faith reminder. My answer was not intentionally flippant but it did seem that way. I didn’t leave my happy hour friends with that statement. I explained how I poorly answered “I am not the one” a week prior, followed by the bracelet’s true meaning. To me, the bracelet reminds me to humble myself. Life is not a story about me. It is about God and living it in a light that represents God to those who have yet to establish a relationship with Him.
While living in Indiana, I stumbled upon the “I Am Second” campaign because of a bracelet. I don’t recall who was wearing it, but I know that I wasn’t brave enough to ask them about it. Instead, I ran to Google and was amazed at how many people were sharing their faith stories on video. It opened my eyes to a different form of expression. I didn’t have to stand in the pulpit to speak and share my story. I could share my moments by wearing the bracelet. It is a conversation starter and it introduces someone to God, even if for a moment. The hope is that a single conversation or encounter intrigues the individual to continue their own research, digging deeper into what God means to them.
Today, I am sharing one of my favorite I Am Second videos (linked below).
It is of Tony Dungy, former NFL coach. In the video, he says “Everything’s going to be great because this is God’s plan, it isn’t our plan.” What a reminder! Often times, I stress about life. Not because of my plan, but because of my unawareness of the plan’s details. I know there is a plan, but I can’t see page 2-infinity of the document. The great thing is that I don’t need to see those pages. When the author of the plan is God, I just know that each page will be turned at the perfect time and the content will be read just when it’s supposed to be discovered.
Have a blessed Sunday friends!
K. Jones ♥