Do nice guys always finish last? #fmf

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was not a Christian and I dated a lot of men and had a lot of similar friends and we would always agree that nice guys finish last when it came to their chances of getting a date.

Is it that I was younger or is it that I wasn't a Christian that I tended toward the excitement of the unpredictable and unruly bad boy?

It does seem that the 'bad boy' image is an attraction, that 'nice guys' envy. The nice guy ends up being 'just good friends', nothing was less attractive than a guy you could take to about your problems.

Yet as I became older, or is it as I found God? The bad boy became much less attractive, I wanted stability and security, I wanted someone I could talk to, that would listen and understand. I wanted that nice guy that always felt he was finishing last. 

Jesus sits down with the disciples and in Mark 9:35 he says "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and servant of all".

The 'bad boy' may have got all the attention, the one who steps over everyone else may climb the ladder but it has no longevity. In the end that 'bad boy' is not husband material, who would trust him. Yes the nice guy who always finished last find now that he is at the front of the queue when it comes to husband material. By being last they become first.

In life it may seem that you are being over looked because you are nice, that people are being promoted ahead of you because you're not aggressive, in fact as you focus on God and live differently you are being promoted in the Kingdom and you are not being overlooked as God prepares for you for all eternity.

Having a little late link up with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Friday - check out some more posts on the word 'Last'.

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