What Makes a Hero
The difference between a hero and a celebrity. (Psalm 16:3, NLT)
Celebrities make a big splash; Heroes make a difference. Celebrities are all about image and fame; Heroes are all about character and service. Celebrities are famous for what they sacrifice for themselves; Heroes sacrifice for others. Celebrities want everyone to serve them; Heroes focus on serving others.
Celebrities celebrate who they are; Heroes celebrate whose they are. Celebrities focus on how they look on the outside; Heroes focus on who they are on the inside. Celebrities are known for doing; Heroes are known for being. Every dad wants to be their children’s hero and every husband wants to be their wife’s hero.
Real heroes stand alone for what’s right. (2 Samuel 23:8-12, TLB, NCV)
True heroes stand alone for the right things. True heroes get fulfillment from the inside knowing they did what was right. True heroes often protect and serve those at our front while they are behind the scene.
True heroes often make those in front look way better than they actually are. Real men are loyal and not ashamed of being loyal. (John 15:13, NKJV; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, TLB)
Men’s communication will always be a problem, hero or not.
Communication is one of men’s biggest problems. Wives are to learn how to communicate with their husbands and to make them look like their heroes. Speak about what he does behind the scenes; thank him for working every day.
Love does not produce joy, learning to communicate correctly produces joy. God is looking for heroes that He can use. (2 Chronicles 16:9, NKJV)
Real heroes take risks for God.
They risk failure, rejection, and criticism. (Luke 19:26, MSG) A safe life is a wasted life. Speak up instead of shouting up when it comes to Jesus. (Matthew 1:32-33, NKJV)