What Makes a Hero?
Ready to Risk Everything?...
How many risk do you take each day? What do you call a risk? Heroes take risk, every time they step out to help someone. There is tension in taking risk, otherwise it would not be a risk at all. So follow along with me as we look at risk.
There is risk in being a hero, like once you decide to be a hero your life will never be the same, the people you help might not even want your help, you might fail along the way or you might find out life is not just about you as you become a hero. Risk are everywhere but as a hero the risk you take are for other people.
We all take risk, we take them everyday, but most of the risk that we take are for ourselves and we benefit from them. A hero takes risk for other people and for them to benefit. Which means you could lose something for someone else’s sake.
Dictionary.com defines risk this way:
“exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance” so you could get hurt or you could lose something, when you step out as a hero to help someone.
Romans 15:2b-3 puts it this way.
“Asking ourselves, "How can I help?" That's exactly what Jesus did. He didn't make it easy for himself by avoiding people's troubles, but waded right in and helped out. "I took on the troubles of the troubled," is the way Scripture puts it.”
Jesus jumped right into our troubles and took risks to save us. A hero is a person who jumps right on in and helps people out of their troubles.
When were you saved by a hero? Can you remember a time that someone came along and took risk for you? Chances are it has happened to you. The person who came in to help you out did not ask if you wanted help, they did not ask themselves if they should help, they just jumped in and helped. We need to do the same. We need to ask “How can I help?” Then we need to jump in and help. It is a risk, but that is what heroes take everyday. It is in the fabric of a hero.
We need to only look to the hero Jesus Christ to know what a hero is and what a hero does. So step out and become a hero. Ask “How can I help?” Then do something to change and impact the person who needs help! Take a risk and be a hero to someone who needs a hero.
The person you help will never be the same and you will never be the same.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders