I used to think Adam and Nichalas were my best from everything I have ever produced.
It isn't that they aren't my best, it is that they are not mine.
Just like everything else in my life.
I am blessed in being whom He appointed to be a steward for whatever and whomever is in my life.
Yet, how often do I hold back the "best" of things and offer up to ABBA my seconds?
In serving Him up the "seconds", I am not fooling Him at all.
If we don't - if we don't give Him the "best" - the "best" becomes our gods.
I used to get my worth and satisfaction, my love fill if you want to call it that, from Adam and Nichalas. By placing them first in my life, I was not only placing ABBA further down the list, but also Curt. I was also placing a huge burden on Adam and Nichalas. There isn't another human (or thing) who is able to fill our God-void.
Only He can.