Most of the resources I write about are things I have a long history with, but I Am Second is a newer one on me.
I’m adding them in though, because they bring me a lot of encouragement with various Facebook posts, some of their videos, and just their approach to life.
From their website:
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.
But perhaps the may favourite part of that page is the bit that comes next:
You are here for a reason. We all have needs and could use some help. Talk to us. Call, chat, or email. 24 hours a day.
I just love the link between ‘you have purpose’ and ‘sometimes we all need some help’.
When I first started to see the I Am Second films, they were all by celebrities, and while that was fine, I wasn’t all that interested in a big Hollywood praise-a-thon. I did note, however, that they did a remarkable job of pointing to what really matters.
After awhile I got curious enough to check out the site, and I was really impressed by the non-celebrity videos, and by the authenticity in ALL the videos.
I love that most of the posts I see these days are people sending in their photos, or even their stories. I realise that anything runs the risk of becoming just another fad, but I hope that this movement will manage to stay focused.
Stay tuned, and check them out!
Life Questions – sort of an FAQ
The Films – All the films are just a chair, and one or more people talking about their experiences.
The Topics – They cover quite a range! From abortion to contentment, affluence to prison, war to life purpose.