You are passionate about that ONE thing that you thought about doing for while. You are ready to go and ready to soar toward that goal! You are ready to……..
…..go back to bed and sleep on it, but never do anything about it.
Why though?? What is arresting you from going after what you feel called to do??What is stopping you from accomplishing your goals? Fear? Anxiety?? Worry?? People you know?? Here’s a better question what or whom has legitimate authority to tell you that you cannot do anything that is worthwhile and for your good??
While you think about that, meet Nick Vujicic. He is inspiring the world today with an empowering message that orchestrates his life. He has several books out, he is travelling the world with his message, he is married and has children and oh yeah, he has NO LIMBS! (Look below! no limbs!)
This man has faithfully served humankind in so many more ways than I have seen from people with all of their limbs. I mean, I get it. He looks like a spectacle to most people. He’d be someone who people would be more geared to look at than a common-looking human being, however I don’t think that it is his physical stature that is the most engaging thing, I think it is his outlook on life.
This man is a man of faith. He is an evangelist of hope. That is his biggest point in all of his messages-which he is right to proclaim. However, he has a unique open door to share it because of his stature. He was born without limbs, so he grew up being the “abnormal” kid. He grew up with the stares and the talks behind his back. He actually wanted to end his life at the age of ten( TEN!) because he thought that he was worthless, that he did not deserve to breathe. He can relate to so many who feel that way because he was that kid who wouldn’t recognize hope when it looked him in the face.
That began to change.
In this video, he talks about his suicide attempt. He went to a pool to drown himself. He rolled over twice and then on the third time he remembered the impact his suicide would have on the people who love him.Simply put, he found a reason to live.
God willing, I will put up another post exclusively about him but I want to tell you something. That man was once a kid who never thought that he should plan for goals. He was a kid who thought that he should end his life because there was not a future for him, least not a bright one. I have followed him since 2013 or so, so I know that he has overcome a lot, but he has also experienced a lot of great things as well. He got married, he is a father to two sons and he has a thriving life, going around the world to offer hope to people.
Don’t read into what I am not saying. Dreaming big does not mean that your goals have to be extravagant. It doesn’t mean that you need to pursue something that will make you famous. Your dream can be that of a missionary who goes to the poorest of lands in the world just to help “the least of these”. Your dream can be being a cook for a 5-star Japanese cuisine, where your name won’t be recognized for much except by those who know how great you make the meals there. Whatever your dream is, go for it. Do you have time restraints? Figure out a way to squeeze a little time toward your goals. You’ll be surprised on what can be done if we make just a little room for our goals throughout our day-to-day lives.
People are always posting “how-to” videos on YouTube. There are videos on how to make a homemade mosquito trap. Videos on how to know if she is the one for you. There are even videos on how to squeeze in time to write a novel.While there is a lot of misinformation out there, there are solid videos that could be the catalyst for you to do what you are called to do.Instead of thinking that the internet is a web of sites, think of it as a university full of classes you may or may not need to help you learn about life. You can think the same about a library, where there are hundreds of books on different topics that are meant to help you succeed in life.
What are some goals that you are working on? Please let me know with a comment down below. I’d like to hear from ya!
To visit Nick Vujicic’s ministry online, visit his website.