Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
My brother forwarded me this picture along with several others in recent email.

I don't know if you have heard of Nick Vujicic, but he's got a pretty amazing story. You see, he was born with no arms or legs, and no one is sure why. No one, that is except for Nick and God.

You see Nick sees this as an opportunity. An opportunity to talk to people about the goodness of God. You see Nick wrestled during his youth with self esteem, loneliness, and being bullied. He even contemplated ending his life. Now Nick sees his life and experiences as a means to inspiring others to accomplish their hopes and dreams and to live to their fullest potential.

He had read a verse in the Bible that radically impacted his life, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose."

Now Nick has an accounting degree, and he shares his story with students, churches, and even major corporations.

If you want to read more about Nick and his story, click here.

But in the meantime, think about your life, and the opportunities that have been presented to you. Do you count it all joy when you suffer from a trial? Do you dream big, or are you satisfied with mediocrity? When I think about Nick and his story, I can't help but reflect upon my own self-absorption and that of most of the people I know.

As Ravi Zacharias once quipped, "To be handcuffed by a lie is the worst of all imprisonments."

I hope that today's blog helps you to reflect and to let go of any lie that might have crept into your head about the Creator. He is good, and we can trust Him with everything.

Nick says that John 9 had a tremendous impact on his life. It starts with this story. "As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him,"Rabbi who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him."

So maybe you are going through some tough times. Maybe things didn't work out in life according to your plans. But maybe, just maybe, God wants to display His grace to the world through your response to your circumstances.

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