Flaws Open Doors

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

– Romans 12:4,5

In ancient Christianity, the Church was the place where people with disabilities and special needs were accepted. God can use anyone who is willing and able, and there is no greater proof of this than my friend, Nick Vujicic. A modern-day preacher and evangelist, Nick was born with no arms or hands and no legs or feet. Though he struggled when he was a kid and desperately wanted to look like everyone else, his battle with depression and being different ultimately led him to faith in Jesus Christ. 

After he was saved, he felt a sense of purpose for the first time, and he understood that he was not limited by his physical differences. Today, he travels the world and tells others about the love of the Lord, leading thousands to a relationship with Jesus. I asked him once if it bothers him that people are always talking about his lack of arms and legs, and he said, “No, I feel like it opens doors. It allows people to listen to me.” 

Friend, Nick Vujicic is living proof that your body has nothing to do with your impact on the world! Like him, the very things you dislike about yourself may be what God uses to draw others to you, thus giving you an opportunity to tell them about your wonderful Savior. The Lord doesn’t make mistakes and your flaws open doors to bless others. Think about that and I believe your perspective will change! 

Prayer


Help me to reframe my view of my body, Jesus, so that I view imperfections and flaws as opportunities to be a blessing.

Reflection


How does Nick’s story inspire you? Does it change your perspective on your body?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.