Nick Vujicic and Overcoming Despair

Nick Vujicic, speaker and evangelistGOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING,  that’s what Nick Vujicic says. But before he could grab onto that idea, he had to deal with a big, big question: “Then why did He make me like this?”

Nick was born without arms or legs. After he entered this world, Nick’s mom didn’t say, “Bring him to me.” Rather, she told the nurse, “Take him away.”

Cut it any way you want to cut it … that is tough stuff.

What would Nick Vujicic know about making a Roadturn in life and beginning to live your Dream? Plenty.

You see, Nick discovered an important secret: God gives us the Dream that is right for us, not the one that is right for someone else. One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is to concentrate on impressing others, rather than doing what we do because it is in our hearts to do it.

After hearing him speak at a Colorado Christian concert, I looked up Nick’s Blog and saw this story …

I recently bought a plant for my living room. I knew it was real, but some of my friends thought it was fake. We forgot to water it for a month and it was still green. One friend said, “See…it is fake.” They actually thought it was funny that I believed it was real. I began to doubt what I knew was true.

After an extended overseas trip, I came home to find this plant was drooping down limp and its color was bright yellow. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was real! Today what dreams or hopes do you think are fake? You might even become so convinced you stop watering those aspirations altogether. Yet I want to encourage you: with God nothing is impossible. Maybe today, if you nourish your mind and heart from the living waters of His Word, the dreams God has given you will not only survive, but thrive.

That is the essence of the Roadturn Principle right there. If you don’t believe in your own Dream, if you fail to water it and care for it … you can’t expect it to thrive. Oh, you might do fine for a while and think all is well–eventually, though, your life will begin to sag and droop, just like Nick’s plant.

Don’t do that to yourself. You are worth the effort.

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