A hero is someone who has earned our admiration and respect. The people we consider to be our greatest heroes reflects a lot about OUR character and what WE think is important. As we mature in our relationship with God, our heroes become people of Godly character who have done eternal things. These heroes are people that the world would rarely consider heroic.
Are you willing to risk being someone who may NOT admired by the “in” crowd or “liked” on social media—in order to be a real hero?
The greatest heroes never live for themselves or to promote their own admiration—that’s what makes them heroes.
Think about the person you’d want to be most—right now. Perhaps, it’s Jeff Bezos, the first person to ever have a net worth in excess of 200 billion? I mean wouldn’t you rather aspire to be like him than to be say, a preacher in a small-town who seems to subsist month to month? Who would you choose to have as a close friend—the man who lives in a 126 million dollar mansion or the guy who visits nursing homes?
If our greatest heroes are those who have “made it” in the world, we must consider what in the world we think JESUS was doing on earth! By the world’s standard he never “made it.” He died a penniless, homeless, convicted criminal. But if we believe the Bible—in the end—He WILL be the one ALL PEOPLE worship.
The Bible says: “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11)
One of my greatest heroes is my childhood pastor, Brian Disney. He wasn’t always my hero—I had to grow in my relationship with God before I realized how important he is. He has made an eternal difference for thousands of souls—including mine. He is humble; yet, one of the strongest men I’ve ever met. Why? He loves God, serves people. His life is about eternal things. His life reminds me that our greatest heroes, though flawed, teach us to be more like Jesus.
When our heart and mind are set on upon becoming like Christ, we are purified by His love and become heroes living for an eternal purpose.
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