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Nov 25

Encourage and Inspire Others

 

Call upon God

THE PICTURE OF HOPE AT ITS BEST.

I recently watched a video on Youtube of a young man named Nick Vujicic who was born in Australia. He has traveled to 24 countries preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and sharing his testimony of how God changed his outlook on life. He wanted to encourage and inspire others to face each day with gratefulness and great expectations. Nick is not like any other guy because he was born without ARMS or LEGS. He has a small foot on his left hip which helps him to balance. He also uses it to write, type, and to pick things up between his toes.

He talks about having a hard childhood, and how he wanted to die. He thought God didn’t love him because he was born without arms or legs. At age 15 he realized that he could live a life of joy, or he could live his life feeling sorry for himself and being sad. He could continue to have a complaining attitude or he could have a grateful attitude. At that moment he gave his heart to God, and asked him to use him for his Glory. He prayed for a miracle but instead God said, you are a miracle that others will see as an inspiration. They will know that God is with you as you preach the word of God.

Nick had to overcome hopelessness to walk in the path God had ordained just for him. It’s obvious that no one else could do what he is doing. God has a plan for each of us, but willingness and obedience is essential to being in the will of God. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I thin toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Nick shares a very clear message of being grateful for what you have and using it as a tool to motivate others. You may not have everything you want, but God gives you everything you need. Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.

Nick is not limited in his life at all. He swims, surfs, plays golf, football and a number of other activities. Through the word of God he knows he can do all things through Christ. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Early in life, Nick stated that he would never meet anyone that would love him. Nick is now married to the love of his life, and he has a healthy 3 month old son.

If Nick can press his way through life day after day without arms or legs, then what do we have to complain about. He chooses to strengthen that which remains with a gratefulness. How many use life situations to give hope to others? We all have something to offer this world in one way or another. I am convinced that we are here to be of service to each other. But some are so wrapped up in their own struggles it’s impossible to see a need in others. It’s time to stop complaining about your life and start being grateful to God for what you do have. There is always a situation worse than yours, so be grateful. Life is not fair, but God is Faithful.

Are you willing to change your complaining attitude to a grateful attitude? Complaints are merely flesh reacting to a feeling of being wronged in some way. God does not respond to complaints because he is a God of FAITH. If Nick can offer everything that he has by the power of God that dwells inside of him, then surely you have something you can offer someone else. You have a gift inside that you can share with the world. There is a gift within us all, but you must be willing to share that which God has given you.

This has been a very touching story that I hope will open eyes wide enough to see that life is what you make of it. Your life will only be as fulfilled as you purpose it to be. There is a purpose for life, but you must seek your purpose of how you are to contribute to others on this earth. If this post has inspired you in any way, please leave comments below.

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