They look different from the others.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) - "But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'"
In today's world, heroes are often defined by their physical strength, wealth, or popularity. However, God's definition of a hero is vastly different. In His eyes, a true hero is someone who demonstrates faith, love, and humility.
Take a moment to reflect on your own life. Are you striving to be a hero in the eyes of the world or in the eyes of God? It's important to remember that God values the condition of our hearts more than our outward appearance or accomplishments.
To be a hero in God's eyes, we must:
Love unconditionally: Jesus taught us to love one another as He loves us (John 13:34). Embrace this love and extend it to others, even when it's difficult.
Serve selflessly: Jesus exemplified servanthood through washing the feet of His disciples (John 13:12-17). Follow His example by serving others without expecting anything in return.
Forgive and show grace: As Christ forgave our sins, we must also forgive those who wrong us (Ephesians 4:32). Holding onto resentment only hinders our spiritual growth.
Stand firm in faith: Trust in God's promises and remain steadfast in your faith, even during challenging times (Hebrews 10:23).
Pray continually: Develop a strong prayer life, and seek God's guidance in everything you do (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
As we strive to be heroes in God's eyes, remember that it's not about our abilities or achievements, but rather our hearts. Let us focus on cultivating a heart that loves, serves, forgives, trusts, and prays, so we can be the heroes God has called us to be.
Until Everyone Hears,