Nick Vujicic is an amazing young man who was born with no arms or legs. He often speaks about his life as an international motivational speaker, traveling throughout the U.S., India, Africa, China, and South America, telling others about his love for Jesus Christ. Nick also travels the world speaking about the abundant blessings on his life, in an attempt to achieve a personal goal of leading 15 million people to Christ. The thing I found most intriguing about him was his optimistic attitude about life, his pragmatic outlook on his missing limbs, and his powerful ability to persevere.
He spoke about the first time he read the biblical story of the blind man in John 9:1-41, who was healed by Jesus after washing himself in the pool of Siloam. As Nick was reading today’s verse, he felt so blessed when he read the last line, that he literally stopped asking God for limbs! He realized that the way he was born was a testament to God’s miracle and love in his life. There was no reason to ask God “why” any longer, no reason to ask what his life’s purpose was; he understood! However, it was his statement about having an afterlife conversation with Jesus that truly gave me pause; it went something like this:
“I imagine Jesus asking me two questions, number one; Why did you ask for limbs, didn’t you understand that I created you for My Glory? You are my walking, breathing miracle! And, number two; whom did you bring with you?”
Both questions are quite powerful for every person, with or without a disability! When we look in the mirror, somehow we needlessly want to change the way we were designed by God. We believe we are too fat, too thin, too dark, too light, too short, and too tall, to name a few. In our minds, something is always wrong with the way we were created. Often, as Christians, we forget that we are supposed to glorify God in all we do, lifting the hearts and minds of those whom we come in contact with, helping them to eventually see Jesus. How can we do this if we are endlessly complaining about superficial things?
As I watched Nick’s exuberance for Jesus, his acceptance of his life situation, and his optimistic outlook on his mission to save the world, I thought about this; the next time you feel like grumbling about any aspect of your life, or your lack of abundance in any way, check out one of the videos on our Media page. There you can see more about his life and hear his personal testimony. It will cure what ails you, possibly motivating you to respect the life you have, in the abundance God has allocated to you. Remember, when it comes to God, no one is insignificant; every person counts. Even you! L.
Study Reference: John 9:1-41, Psalm 139:13-18
From: "Tested For Abundance." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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