Decisions, we all have them, what will we do with the day, what we will eat, what will we wear as we head out the door. Some decisions are easy and we make them with out any thought. Like breakfast for me, every morning, the same thing 1/2 a cup of slow cook oatmeal, with a banana and a cup of coffee. Keeping some decisions simple well it helps keep our lives simple, and less complicated.
Heroes have decisions to make as well and when we take a look at them they are not always so easy to make. Think about this statement, “strength is for service not status.” A hero has the character trait of strength, which can be physical strength, or mental strength. No matter which one it is a hero can stand up in the storm and have confidence that they can face it. Heroes are strong that way. But with great strength there is a decision to be made, use your strength for status or use your strength for service. A true hero understands that their strength is to be used to serve others. Some false hero’s use their strength for status.
Isn’t that the way it is in any great action story you have people with great strength who serve and defend people, and you have a villain who seeks to use their strength for their status. The true hero ends up fighting the villain who only seeks personal gain and status. They both have incredible strength, but only one is a true hero.
Strength alone does not make one a hero. A hero chooses to use their strength to serve others. Many people have great strength, but only a few every become a hero, because only a few ever choose to use their strength to serve others.
Think about the people who are hero’s to you, you see them as someone with strength, and you pull from and have access to their strength because they choose to serve you. If they did not serve you and give you a greater vision for your life you would not see them as a hero.
As we continue our journey this summer we need to ask this question. “When will we take our strength and choose to serve those who need our strength?” Everyone of us has strength everyone of us can serve others, it is a decision to use our strength to serve that make us all heroes.
Mark 10:45 “That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served-- and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage."
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