LISTEN NOW! (Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM!) How many times do we find ourselves focusing on the barriers around us and settling to believe that we cannot overcome that “hand that we have been dealt in life”? Do we resort to excuses, or do we hold on to the fact that God’s plan and purpose for our life is good? For Nick Vujicic, he held on to God’s plan and purpose for his life. Nick was born with no arms…and no legs. The enemy lies to everyone of us, and Nick was no different. If we don’t know what God says about us, we will have no ammunition of truth to fight against the lies of the devil.
As Vujicic shares, he presents this startling question asking for arms and legs; “What would you rather have: arms and legs, or peace in your soul? Arms and legs, or purpose? Arms and legs, or eternal life and the knowledge of truth?” As Vujicic sees it, eternal life is the victor. As he laughingly points out, “arms and legs are going to give me arthritis later on anyway”. Everything changes when we know who we are in Christ.
He speaks to the young teenage girls in the room. “You don’t need a boyfriend to feel loved. You’re royalty. Your dad is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.” The world lines up to present us with things that only God can provide. “If you put your happiness in temporary things, your happiness will be temporary. I don’t want temporary things. I want the truth.” It was the paradigm of truth that changed Nick’s life forever. “The truth was, when I submitted my life to God, and said, ‘God, take my sins. Forgive me. I don’t want to live my life. I don’t want to live in sin. I don’t want my plan. I want your plan.’”
This is such a profound understanding for all of us to remember and remind ourselves each and every day. For those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, we need to be reminded about who we are IN Christ, each and every day. You are extremely valuable. You have purpose. You are one of a kind. We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we can be encouraged when we know Who holds tomorrow.
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