What Is Your Superpower?
As I reflect on my childhood. Everyone wanted to be a hero. Although they had their setbacks, there was no need to worry because they would overcome them in the nick of time. As the years pass and we transition from childhood to adulthood, our view of heroes shifts. Although we still admire them, our desire to be one wane compared to how we felt generations ago when we dressed up as them.
As a child, be a hero. As an adult, it is common to hear people say don’t be a hero. We, in general, can see someone in distress and trouble, and few would intervene. Perhaps we know what happens to heroes. Heroes get hurt at times. And when they get injured, it tends to be while trying to help someone else. Heroes, too can find themselves in dark places. They would never be in those places if they were not invested in the lives of others. They carry their burdens along with the burdens of others.
A hero is “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities” Typically, a hero or heroine dedicates their life to saving somebody. And they do it regardless of how other people in society see them. Heroes are not always praised, thanked, or celebrated. When there is no praise or recognition, they go out and still try to save the world by making a difference in one life at a time. They are admired mainly by those who desire to follow in their footsteps and those whose lives are touched by their actions. Now Jesus is the one who saves. We are privileged to bring souls to Jesus. Your willingness to use your voice for God makes you a hero. Your superpower is your love and your voice.
In Hebrews Chapter 11, we read of heroes and heroines of faith. What made them great was that they all made themselves available for the service of God. As we do the same, we all shall become complete. Hebrews 11:39 “And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.” Our superpower, or what makes us great, is acting and speaking on God’s behalf to improve the world, one soul at a time.