You are somebody’s hero!
Think about the person you admire most. Is it someone you know well or someone famous?
The chances are it’s someone you know. Not some distant character we read about in YES! magazine. Our true heroes, the people we look up to and secretly want to be like are usually people who are right on our doorstep. It may be a friend’s older brother or sister, your youth leader, maybe a worship leader or maybe it’s just a friend.
We all have heroes and the chances are that even you are somebody’s hero! Maybe it’s the little kid down the street who you always stop to talk to or the kid who always gets picked on by the others but you’ve always got a smile for. Maybe it’s just a friend who knows you’re always there.
When we have heroes, it’s easy to think they’re better than us and they can do no wrong. That’s fine until they have a bad day and can’t be bothered to speak or even use you as a punch bag. Harsh words from someone you admire can have a huge and hurtful affect, much more than anyone else’s comment!
Having a hero is not a bad thing but here’s two things to remember:
1) if you’re someone’s hero, try not to let them down. You’re in a position to have a positive and even life-changing effect on that person with just a few words; use it wisely!
2) your hero is still human, they’re not perfect. Do your best to study Jesus, He was a true hero and the only one worth copying 100%. What’s even better is He wants to get to know you more today!
‘Who is it he is trying to teach?…children.’ Isaiah 28:9 NIV