NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE...
My name is Nick Vujicic and I give God the Glory for how He has used my
testimony to touch thousands of hearts around the world! I was born without
limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth "defect".
As you can imagine, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles.
"Consider it pure joy, my Brothers, whenever you face trials of many
....To count our hurt, pain and struggle as nothing but pure joy? As my
parents were Christians, and my Dad even a Pastor of our church, they knew
that verse very well. However, on the morning of the 4th of December 1982
in Melbourne (Australia), the last two words on the minds of my parents
was "Praise God!". Their firstborn son had been born without
limbs! There were no warnings or time to prepare themselves for it. The
doctors we shocked and had no answers at all! There is still no medical
reason why this had happened and Nick now has a Brother and Sister who
were born just like any other baby.
The whole church mourned over my birth and my parents were absolutely devastated.
Everyone asked, "if God is a God of Love, then why would God let something
this bad happen to not just anyone, but dedicated Christians?" My
Dad thought I wouldn't survive for very long, but tests proved that I was
a healthy baby boy just with a few limbs missing.
Understandably, my parents had strong concern and evident fears of what
kind of life I'd be able to lead. God provided them strength, wisdom and
courage through those early years and soon after that I was old enough
to go to school.
The law in Australia didn't allow me to be integrated into a main-stream
school because of my physical disability. God did miracles and gave my
Mom the strength to fight for the law to be changed. I was one of the first
disabled students to be integrated into a main-stream school.
I liked going to school, and just try to live life like everyone else,
but it was in my early years of school where I encountered uncomfortable
times of feeling rejected, weird and bullied because of my physical difference.
It was very hard for me to get used to, but with the support of my parents,
I started to develop attitudes and values which helped me overcome these
challenging times. I knew that I was different but on the inside I was
just like everyone else. There were many times when I felt so low that
I wouldn't go to school just so I didn't have to face all the negative
attention. I was encouraged by my parents to ignore them and to try start
making friends by just talking with some kids. Soon the students realized
that I was just like them, and starting there God kept on blessing me with
There were times when I felt depressed and angry because I couldn't change
the way I was, or blame anyone for that matter. I went to Sunday School
and learnt that God loves us all and that He cares for you. I understood
that love to a point as a child, but I didn't understand that if God loved
me why did He make me like this? Is it because I did something wrong? I
thought I must have because out of all the kids at school, I'm the only
weird one. I felt like I was a burden to those around me and the sooner
I go, the better it'd be for everyone. I wanted to end my pain and end
my life at a young age, but I am thankful once again, for my parents and
family who were always there to comfort me and give me strength.
Due to my emotional struggles I had experienced with bullying, self esteem
and loneliness, God has implanted a passion of sharing my story and experiences
to help others cope with whatever challenge they have in their life and
let God turn it into a blessing. To encourage and inspire others to live
to their fullest potential and not let anything get in the way of accomplishing
their hopes and dreams.
One of the first lessons that I have learnt was not to take things for
"And we know that in all things God works for the best for those who
That verse spoke to my heart and convicted me to the point where that I
know that there is no such thing as luck, chance or coincidence that these
"bad" things happen in our life.
I had complete peace knowing that God won't let anything happen to us in
our life unless He has a good purpose for it all. I completely gave my
life to Christ at the age of fifteen after reading John 9. Jesus said that
the reason the man was born blind was "so that the works of God may
be revealed through Him." I truly believed that God would heal me
so I could be a great testimony of His Awesome Power. Later on I was given
the wisdom to understand that if we pray for something, if it's God's will,
it'll happen in His time. If it's not God's will for it to happen, then
I know that He has something better.
I now see that Glory revealed as He is using me just the way I am and in
ways others can't be used.
I am now twenty-one years old and have completed a Bachelor of Commerce
majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting. I am also a motivational
speaker and love to go out and share my story and testimony wherever opportunities
become available. I have developed talks to relate to and encourage students
through topics that challenge today's teenagers. I am also a speaker in
the corporate sector.
I have a passion for reaching out to youth and keep myself available for
whatever God wants me to do, and wherever He leads, I follow.
I have many dreams and goals that I have set to achieve in my life. I want
to become the best witness I can be of God's Love and Hope, to become an
international inspirational speaker and be used as a vessel in both Christian
and non-Christian venues. I want to become financially independent by the
age of 25, through real estate investments, to modify a car for me to drive
and to be interviewed and share my story on the "Oprah Winfrey Show"!
Writing several best-selling books has been one of my dreams and I hope
to finish writing my first by the end of the year. It will be called "No
Arms, No Legs, No Worries!"
I believe that if you have the desire and passion to do something, and
if it's God's will, you will achieve it in good time. As humans, we continually
put limits on ourselves for no reason at all! What's worse is putting limits
on God who can do all things. We put God in a "box". The awesome
thing about the Power of God, is that if we want to do something for God,
instead of focusing on our capability, concentrate on our availability
for we know that it is God through us and we can't do anything without
Him. Once we make ourselves available for God's work, guess whose capabilities
we rely on? God's!