Life Without Limbs

The guy in this picture looks pretty normal, but people who have heard of him, Nick Vujicic, will know that he is a man without limbs. It doesn't take much imagination to see how difficult his life is. Just think about how you can no longer do almost everything you normally can do. For most people, this surely isn't a life worth living.

So it's amazing that someone who is so disabled not only has overcome the crippling handicap but also become a source of inspiration and motivation for many through sharing his story. But of course it hasn't been all plain sailing. At the tender age of 10, he was so depressed after being bullied at school that he started contemplating suicide. It was only when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability that he realised he wasn't the only one with major struggle. He began to thank God for being alive, and he started to devote his life to spreading God's good news. Incredibly, this person with no arms and legs is striving to become financially independent - by doing television shows, writing books and producing DVDs.

His life and achievement certainly challenge us able-bodied people to reflect on our own lives. How much more should we be able to achieve with our agility and strength if only we would put our mind to it!

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