More Than Inspiration
Inspiring people. Inspiring things. What inspires your? What makes you say “That is awesome. That person is awesome. I want to be like that. I want to do that.”
Is it a team? Is it a person? Is it a work of art? Is it a book or a movie? Maybe it is an act of kindness. Maybe it is an act of violence that you don’t want to see happen. Maybe you have heard a story of hope. Maybe you have heard a story of encouragement.
Inspiration is all around us. It is there when you look for it. It is there when you don’t look for it. It is in all shapes and sizes and color. It can come from someone older or even from a newborn baby.
Life is full of inspiration. Right now you are inspiring someone. You are making them want to be better. You might not even now it. Even if you are not behaving properly, you are inspiring someone. Hopefully you are inspiring them to not be like you. I hope you are behaving properly and inspiring great things.
You don’t have to write a book. You don’t have to write a blog. You don’t have to make a movie, win a championship, or even make millions of dollars.
What inspires me? Who inspires me? People who show up no matter what. Here are three examples of so many.
Example 1: My Dad. Here is a man who worked hard for us. Here is a man who took care of my Mother as she battled with cancer. Here is a man who will do anything he can for his family.
Example 2: My Mother. Here is a woman who battled cancer. She fought and I am pretty darn sure never lost faith. Not faith that she would live, but faith in the Lord. Faith in Jesus. She did not lose her life to cancer. She won her life with Jesus Christ. She has inspired my faith.
Example 3: Jesus Christ. (He is always first.) He was an innocent man, put to death. He knew it was going to happen. He let it happen to be a sacrifice for all of our sins. He died so we can repent and have hope. He carried His cross, after being flogged so much His bones were showing. Then they nail Him to the tree. Many horrible and bloody things were done, yet, as it is written in Luke 23:34 , Jesus said “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And He also came back to life three days later.
What do you face in your life that is harder than what Jesus went through? What is so bad that you complain on facebook about? Can you get inspired to be better? Can you get inspired to overcome your situation? Can you find more than inspiration?
Jesus is more than inspiration. He is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6
Whether you believe or not, why would you not want to live like Jesus? How can you not be inspired to live a stronger life through Jesus?
2 Timothy 2:1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.