“There is a giant asleep within every person. When that giant awakes, miracles happen.” - Frederick Faust
This quote speaks to the potential within all of us. I think of the Superman buried within the framework of Clark Kent or Hulk inside of Dr. David Banner. What about the hero inside of the smallest creatures in the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings? Sure, these are fictional stories, but the ideas are based on concepts we believe to be true. We read about heroic acts in books. We see them, occasionally, in the news. We are inspired by these acts. Millions will watch videos of these moments, over and over. Do you believe there is something heroic within you? I’ll let you in on a secret.
There is a hero inside of you.
There is an amazing person locked inside of you that is waiting to be released and unleashed. There is a world around you waiting for the giant in you to come out. It’s time for you to make your mark, impact in the people around you. You were not made to simply exist. You were not made to be ordinary. You were not made in a mass reproducible mold. You are a one-of-a-kind, unique human being and I believe, made in God’s image. You reflect the Creator to those around you and the Creator does not make trash or junk. Why do you hold back the greatness within you? Why do you lock the giant, the hero, the creator within you? What is it that you are afraid of?
Who wants to see miracles? Who wants to be a miracle? When you unleash the hero within you, you produce miracles. How can I say this? Everyday I strive to be the best version of myself, to pour myself into the lives of others through the strengths, talents and gifts my Creator gave to me. When someone says to me that something I said or did was amazing, that is a sign that something miraculous happened. Seeing people transform before your eyes and becoming the person they were designed to become is a miracle. Watching people awaken to the calling and purpose is a miracle. There are other miracles as well, but the miracle I am talking about today is the one where you discover you. The you that is buried on the inside waiting to be set free. When you set yourself free, you become the hero who will do things you once thought impossible. You will make a miraculous impact on those around you.