“Boy, God will never use someone like you” . The man was angry, and his bony finger pointed me mercilessly. The sentence was succinct, incisive, categorical. His German accent was more pronounced than ever, perhaps because the nervousness dug into its deepest roots. That pastor was angry, but his sentence would mortgage my future for a long time. A phrase like that, just makes a boy of fifteen think definitely is a failure. Which just say this German patriarch is some truth: not applied for great team play at God. Since I was twelve I had a big problem with food, mixed with the inevitable growth of adolescence. I could consume a cocktail of vitamins, but could do nothing to fatten a paltry pound. My legs were literally those of a uterus or an ostrich. A prominent nose and bulging eyes, ended up completing the menu to turn me into someone totally introverted with an inner world into chaos. Do not belittle what I try say you, only those who have been in this season of life, can remember with a bitter smile. These ugly spectacles that transformed you into an unpopular and obnoxious smartass. That belly protruding over his belt, though you tried to hide it by standing right and lifting the chin. These irregular yellow teeth (I know it’s unpleasant, but help me to remember), special shoes for flat feet. The huge ears that could not crush or hide with hair. Braces on teeth possessed, that stupid stuttering when going to speak in public, and these grains, oh, those terrorists who had proposed ruin your face and the rest of your reputation. Been there?, If you recognize that bitter place of dislocation and esteem shattered, probably still smiling with an air of pain and homesickness. I still remember my nickname at the secondary level, it bothered me, showed me to fire every time I uttered. My physical structure was so weak, so fragile, they named me ‘Dead’ . When choosing equipment for a sports showdown nobody wanted to ‘Dead’ among their ranks. – “He does not even know run.” – “Is not that he not know, he can not … already died, looks pale, there has not color.”
When the jokes, a chubby with shattered esteem, and the “Dead” were the perfect target for teasing. But the worst came to the summer, three long months of torture and feverish. I had to think how not wear shorts. These much more accentuated my pale and spindly legs. A complexed would never care if it gets too hot, the long sleeves were the refuge of a skeletal arms. The abundant clothing always seems to protect from acid jokes or the prying eyes of others. If to that you add the pathetic sentence of a pastor who, in anger, pointed with his index and reminds you that you are out of God’s team, then you are not living, you only survive. If at fifteen, everyone you know, thinks you’re “dead”, you have not a encouraging future. Fortunately, the story says that many “dead” people decided to change their fate:
Tomas Alba Edison.
Mary, the ex virgin. And many more…
All have a common denominator. All were unknown, a few “nobodies” and were “dead” until Someone pushed them to believe. Even in the smaller cities, there are people who have managed to excel despite many disadvantages, but all success stories have similar things between them. The issue of the Faith. Is impossible to reach the top without believing in God.
I confess the basis of my lifestyle: when the world say me: “that’s impossible to achieve, it would be madness to try it!” – I smile and say to myself – “I’m going on the right track …” - I am a man who believes. I am a man who has no fear of the future because God will be there with me. ‘m a man of faith. I dare say and do what almost no one else dares. So today I say to you, seeing you to your eyes and without the slightest fear:
You can change your 2014.
-Someday I’ll be a knight of the king.” – says the blond boy as he watches a military parade. – “Ha ha ha! A gentleman? The son of a roofer wants to be a gentleman!” – ” scoffs a rather old and annoying neighbor, by the dreams of a child too ambitious – “would be easier to change the stars, rather than you be a gentleman.” Child feels the dagger of the common sense running through it. Logic says that he has not noble blood, Is the son of a roofer, just a repair of leaks.
However has a hope, weak, but hope nonetheless. ‘s the boxer who lost in every assault, but he plays one more. – “Will I someday change the stars?” – asks to your father . – “Whenever you want, you can change your star.” – replies the wise roofer. The film is titled ‘Heart of Nobleman’ and tells the story of someone who was able to change his fate, he fought with common sense. Must have been a roofer, but preferred longing to be a knight. He enlisted in the fighting as if it were a nobleman, achieved many victories, that when they discover that no noble blood, is too popular, too champion. And a king gives you the real title of merit. A Lionheart changing your future though he were “dead”.
You can change your 2014. Although people ensure that you were born to fail. Although “luck” seems not to be on your side, and call you the “black sheep” of the family, and you have failed earlier in the business world or in the controversial world of love, and yet the world has the gall to declare you ‘dead’, I assure you that you can change your 2014, because Jesus loves you and that really changes everything.
Success is nothing more than a product of our closeness to God. ‘s making the work, allowing us to be part of it. Perhaps the hard life provokes you a slight remoteness from God, but now you can go back to his feet and completely make yours the 2014. God does not use the “Perfect”, He uses men and women who dare to believe in Him, and the biggest proof are those people who like Justin Bieber, the Apostle Paul, the Virgin Mary or Isaac Newton, did extraordinary things in a world that declared them “dead”, but for Someone they was ALIVE. Although the world has told you “failed”, “without future” and “dead”, Someone tells you today that you be wonderfully ALIVE and you have an extraordinary future. That Someone is God. God is the One who chooses and He will chose you and your well know. Somewhere inside of you is that sacred flame, divine, to know that you born for much of what you is living now, and yearn conquer all world for Jesus Christ. He will train you, He will guide you towards the top of your purpose on earth, and even more, leading you to eternal life.
Now, stop for a moment.
I may not express myself well: no I asked you some attention, I want ALL of your attention.
Prisoner in the dark cell of the complex.
Sentenced by the bony finger of a leader without mercy.
I want you to understand what I’m going to tell you.
Close your fist hard because you’ll change your 2014.
Close your fist tightly until almost feel that can sink the nails into your palm. Never forget these words: you have a hearth of Nobleman, you possess the sacred flame. The sword of the Great King sits on your right shoulder and has to change your future forever. Now, listen to the words of God over your life.
One by one.
Memorize them forever.
Transform them into your slogan, your shield in battle:
You were born with an extraordinary purpose.
With Jesus all things are possible.
You can change your 2014.
“Heavenly Father, thank you that despite the difficult 2013, I held your hand and saved me from death, since I’m still here today. Sorry if in the middle of the proof me away from you, but today Dear Lord, I desire you with all my heart. This 2014 will be different because You have said it will be different, and I believe it, you said that unexpected miracles will occur in the world and I believe You. Today I give you my 2014 and my life, please guide me, and save me from all harm. Thank you Jesus for dying for me on the cross, confess you’re my only Saviour and my only way to heaven. Today I ask you to receive my life, I promise you speak daily with You Precious Holy Spirit, Amen.”
You will change your 2014.
“Modified and extended Abstract from Book of Dante Gebel “The Champion Code.”