Challenging

Acts 1:8 – “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Last night, we went to hear a powerful speaker – Nick Vujicic. The guy was amazing! He held nothing back and really stepped on some toes, so to speak. He doesn’t have arms or legs. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, please, take the time and make the effort. God WILL bless your heart. 

I know this because my heart was blessed last night. You see, Nick has every excuse in the book to be mad at God. Just think about life with no arms OR legs. The physical challenges alone seem overwhelming – and I’m an occupational therapist, for land’s sake! I’m trained to help people like him! 

Yet, Nick sought a reason for his condition. And he found it – in Christ. Now his life has meaning and purpose. He has turned everything over to God and God is making waves in his life that are all consuming. It is beautiful. 

It is Nick’s goal to have every person on the planet hear the Good News. He wants them to make a choice – yes or no to God. Not to Nick, but to God. You see, he knows that this life is not about his suffering and challenges, but rather it is about the love and forgiveness of the Almighty God. 

After we returned home and we’re discussing the night before bed, my husband said that the whole thing helped him to put things into perspective. Nick is out there looking to share the Gospel with the world. 

Does your commission seem insignificant compared to that? Shouldn’t we all be striving to reach the world? Yes. But at the same time, God has given us all a job to do. We aren’t supposed to compare our instructions. We are supposed to follow them, no matter how big or small. 

God has given us all something important to do. We are to reach those around us. We are to share His Word with others both in action and in word. Don’t see yourself as not important or insignificant. God’s plan for you is just as big as the next person’s plan – at least in His eyes, and His eyes are the only one’s that matter. 

So this week, be inspired. Be challenged and choose to be loved. God is ready to turn your world upside down. Are you?

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