A limitless life?
The Unlikely title of Nick’s book is “Life without Limits”, here’s the first sentence on the flap of the book. “Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live an independent, rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness.”
From his introduction
Often we feel life is unfair. Hard times and tough circumstances can trigger self-doubt and despair. I understand that well. But the Bible says, "Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of any kinds." That is a lesson I struggled many years to learn. I eventually figured it out, and through my experiences I can help you see that most of the hardships we face provide us with opportunities to discover who we are meant to be and what we can share of our gifts to benefit others.
Nick is living an amazingly happy life. He says “Suffering is universal and often unbelievably cruel, but even in the worst of slums and after the most horrible tragedies, I have been heartened to see people not only surviving but thriving. Joy was certainly not what I expected to find in a place called "Garbage City," the worst slum at the edge of Cairo, Egypt….
“How can such impoverished children laugh? How can prisoners sing with joy? They rise above by accepting that certain events are beyond their control and beyond their understanding too, and then focusing instead on what they can understand and control. My parents did just that. They moved forward by deciding to trust in God's Word that "all things work for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose."
“Life without limits”. With such a title, is Nick teaching us that by positive thinking he can become the next Olympic sprint champion or anything else that crosses his mind? Does he actually have no limits? Nick’s wisdom is helpful precisely because he doesn’t embrace goofy “I can do anything I set my mind to” thinking. He has found his joy exactly where God planted it. The same place we all need to look for it – squarely within our limits. We don’t even get off the ground until we realize that we, even with our limits, are not a mistake.
The gap between “I can do ANYTHING God calls me to.” & “I can do ANYTHING I want to” is the same gap that separates God & Satan’s plans for your life.
You are not a mistake and the sooner you start rejoicing in God's limits - the sooner you'll find a limitless life.