faithbuilder: Nick Vujicic
I am not afraid to try and fail- Nick Vujicic
November is the month of feeling gratitude but has it been hard for you to feel grateful in these turbulent times? Our #faithbuilder this week is one of the most positive and inspirational Christians on this Earth. You may have seen him on one of the many interviews he has done across the globe. We couldn’t miss this opportunity to share Nick Vujicic and his story with our followers.
Nick Vujicic is from Melbourne, Australia, born to Serbian immigrants from Yugoslavia, and 34 years old. He has a beautiful wife, 2 children, and a set of twins on the way. He founded a major international nonprofit and ministry and a motivational speaking company. He is a published author, has starred in a short film, and has visited over 68 countries and given more than 3,000 speeches in 15 years. He has reached over 600 million with his voice. 600 MILLION people.
Nick is a widely successful and accomplished man, which is inspiring in itself. However, what makes Nick so empowering to the soul and a builder of faith is in his victory over his circumstances. Nick is one of seven known surviving individuals in the entire world with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. The major nonprofit and ministry we mentioned earlier? Life Without Limbs, which Nick describes as, “all about sharing this same hope and genuine love that I have personally experienced with people all over the globe. It’s been said that doors open to a man without arms and legs much more easily than to anyone else, we thank God for providing that privilege. I’ve been invited into very unexpected places to share about my faith in Jesus Christ and literally millions have responded.”
Take the next 4 minutes of your day and witness Nick’s profound inspiration and insight:
Nick also gave an amazing Ted talk about overcoming hopelessness:
Upon reading further about Nick, we were especially moved by two “FAQs” answers that we wanted to share:
How did you accept yourself the way you are?
“I accepted myself after reading John 9, I was 15 when I gave my life to Jesus. I knew I had to make my life right with Him but I blamed Him for my pain. I read how Jesus said that the blind man was born that way so that the works of God would be revealed through him. I said to God that if He had a plan for that man I certainly believed that He had one for me. I totally surrendered the ‘needing to know the plan’ idea, and trusted in Him one day at a time. I realized God wasn’t the one that gave me this pain. But what was intended for bad, God turned into good.”
What have been some of the most difficult struggles you have faced?
“Accepting things I cannot change; Thinking I can change some things without God.”
You can learn more about Nick at his website, Life Without Limbs, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Also, this week, Life Without Limbs will be streaming live at 6:30pm PST (8:30pm CST) from their outreach tent where you will surely find inspiration in the witnessing of the Lord. Follow Life Without Limbs on Facebook to watch!
Do you know someone who is building faith in their community and the world? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may feature them as a #faithbuilder!