The term hero is thrown around way too much. We pin it to idols, to sports stars and celebrities. We value those who spend their careers on the stage and in the spotlight.
We think they are different from us.
It is a huge mistake.
I know two things are true.
First: you are called out. Jesus tells us to be the salt of the earth. We read that the lukewarm churches are spit out in the book of Revelations. Jesus said to follow him, to take up our cross and start walking. This means we leave things behind. We move away from the old stuff pulling us under the surface and start to soar.
Second: you will have your time. God puts moments in our lives. You’ll know when it happens, when you stand at a crossroads. All eyes will be on you waiting for a response. The stage can be large or small, a living room or a conference room. Your dreams and passions will see fruition. Yes we will all account for our lives when they are over but I’ll say this, you’ll get many chances at a preview.
When your child asks you what to do about a bully.
When your work wants you for a specific project that could make or break your career.
When you have a chance to stand up for someone suffering financially, personally, or spiritually.
Heroes make the most of every single breath. Embrace your calling, step out and don’t be afraid to fly.