The Second Best Life

I’m reading a new book “Among Wolves” by inner-city Atlanta pastor Dhati Lewis. In the book he provides this insight from a Teacher and Trainer named Chip Dodd.

“We will never say ‘no’ to what harms us until we have something healthy to say ‘yes’ to. Until there is a replacement, we will continue to accept second best.”

So here are some questions for Christians to consider: Am I presenting to the world something that looks better than a “second best” existence or something that looks like all the other “second best” versions of life? Does my life look like a healthy enough existence that someone might be interested to experience it for themselves were I to them it all came from my relationship with Jesus? Am I patient in my witness; understanding that it took a certain amount time for me to realize I was in fact living a “second best” life, do I take the long view of the process and continue to pray for others and keep on trying to share the good news?

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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