Thursday, February 5, 2009

Just a little inspiration (actually a whole lotta inspiration)!!
"My name is Nick Vujicic and I'm 25 years old. I was born without arms or legs and given no medical reason for this condition. Faced with countless challenges and obstacles, God has given me the strength to surmount what others might call impossible. Along with that, the Lord has placed within me an unquenchable passion to share this same hope and genuine love that I’ve personally experienced with more than two million people all over the globe. Traveling extensively to over 19 nations, I've been extremely humbled by the continuous opportunities that the Lord has given me to share my testimony along with the hope that I have in Jesus with people in so many nations and situations. My greatest joy in this life is to introduce Jesus to those I meet and tell them of His great desire to get to know them personally by allowing Him to become their Lord and Savior. One of my favorite scriptures from the Bible is Psalm 139:17-18 that says, "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” God has used me to let people know in countless schools, churches, prisons, orphanages, hospitals, stadiums and in face-to-face encounters with individuals how very precious they are to God. Secondly, it’s my pleasure to assure them that God does have a plan for their lives that is purposeful. For God took my life, one that others might disregard as having any significance and filled me with His purpose and showed me His plans to move hearts and lives toward Him. Understanding this, though faced with struggles, you can overcome too. Be encouraged today as you read this promise from the Lord found in Jeremiah 29:11 of the Bible, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
A beautiful e-mail was sent to Nick saying, "You may not have limbs, but I am certain that, while in your presence, those you come in contact with are being embraced in a manner much more powerful than any arms on earth could hope to accomplish." She went on to say, "...I am positive that you have touched more people in more meaningful and comforting ways than anyone with hands ever could. Thank you again. Your purpose is a strong one and God chose a mighty warrior to overcome the battle of the 'I Can't Do It's'". You are much stronger than any weightlifter I know of. Thank you for taking hold with your faith and love and doing what others could not. It would seem that we with whole bodies have lacking spirits and little faith. You, on the other hand, have a whole spirit!..." - Lisa W " all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." (Rom. 8:37b) "
A lady I work with sent this out and I did a little more research and thought I would pass some of what I found on to all of you. The first link is to the inspirational clip of Nick, and the second is to his website. It made me wonder what I could accomplish if God was my guide and 'can't' wasn't in my vocabulary. This gave me great insight and inspiration! I hope you all watch this and have time to reflect...
Willing and able bodies to all my friends!


Melissa Fisher said...

Love it! Thanks!

The Archibalds said...

Absolutely Amazing. Thanks for sharing that!!!

Ben and Katie McKee said...

I watched a clip of one of his presentations today. He is an amazing person!