字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hello! Hogy vagy! Thank you, köszönöm, köszönöm. So, I love you. Very good. My wife says hello. And my little boy says hello. Next time I come back to Hungary, I'll bring them with me, alright? There's more to this life than just trying to get through. And I want to tell you how I got through my life. I'm 30 years old. And I was born in Australia. And there is no medical reason why I was born this way. There are things in this life that you can control. And there are things that you can not control. My parents, they didn't know why I was born this way. And I asked them, what happened? But my question was... ...if God loves me, then why'd He give me this pain? I wished for arms and legs. What are you wishing for? What are you waiting for? Do you even know the truth of your value? Doctors never thought I was going to walk. And people look at me, and they ask why am I smiling? Is it a real smile? Of course. Look at it. My parents taught me how to have courage. To try. Cause they didn't know what I could do until I tried. We all have good days and we all have bad days. And I'm not here to compare your suffering to my suffering. There's no hope in that. But where is that hope? We fight every day, we fight the fears of the future. The hurts and regrets of the past. I was five, and I didn't believe God was real. This is my Bible. This is the truth. For me, this is everything. Between the truth and the lies. That's the fight. If you don't know the truth of your value, If you don't know the truth of your purpose, It's going to be hard to live. These lies, there is no hope. You're not going to get married. Even if you got married, you can't even hold your wife's hand. Even if you had a child, how are you going to pick up your children when they're crying? You're going to be alone. And you're just going to be a burden to everyone. Was that the truth? No. I asked God for help, and He didn't answer me. For me, I felt like giving up. I wanted to meet someone like me. I thought to myself, if I just met someone like me, then at least I'd know I'm not alone. I never met anybody like me. But at age 10, I tried to commit suicide. I tried to drown myself. I was stopped by one thought. Seeing my Mom and my Dad crying at my grave. I didn't want to leave them with that pain. So I decided to stay. Can you imagine if I wasn't here? Man. I would have missed out on a lot. Right? What's the truth? That I got married. That I had a child. And that I may not be able to hold my wife's hand... ...but I don't need hands to hold her heart. So the first thing I want to teach you today, is the truth of your value. When I was in school, there were people who were not my friends because of how I looked. Who cares? I'm still Nick. And there's not another Nick. And if there's not another Nick, then there's not another you. And if there's not another you, that makes you special! Oh, I don't want to be special! I want you to understand something right now. You don't need to be taller, shorter, cooler, more popular, more rich, more confident. Girls? You're beautiful just the way that you are. And you boys? You the man. When the world says you're not good enough? Get a second opinion. You need to know the truth. You're here for a reason. And maybe you feel alone right now? But don't. Here's my story. When I was depressed, between age eight and twelve. I felt like there was no hope. At 13 years old, I was playing soccer. And the ball was coming right for me, and I jumped up in the air. Like a karate kid kick. And I went whoooooaaaa! And I did a whoa, like this. Very good. The ball came, hit my foot, and it bent it backwards. And I heard a ckkkk. And I was like, aggh! I couldn't use my foot! I sprained it. One day it's strong, and all of a sudden, aaaa. I had a choice. To be thankful for what I have, or to be angry for what I don't have. What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for? When was the last time you went up to them and told them how much they mean to you? Tomorrow is not promised. We made our choices yesterday. But today, you have the power to make a choice in every area of your life. Even the things you can not change. For me, at 15 years old, my life changed again. But like never before. After asking God for years why was I born this way... ...He answered me. In my life, I was looking at the physical. And I was thinking, even if I had arms and legs... Even if I had ten billion dollars There are some things money can not buy! If maybe you're not having such a bad life, and you're bored. You're bored a little bit. And you want more money. If I just had more money. If I just had a girlfriend. If I just had a good job. What are you waiting for? Do you think that's going to make you happy; you're waiting for that to make you happy? If you put your happiness in temporary things, your happiness will be temporary. Take it all! And you'll still be looking. There is a peace in your soul that you're looking for. A happiness. Do you see my happiness? It's not from money, it's not from pleasure, it's not from popularity. It's knowing who I am. Because I know this is not it. When I die I'm going to wake up in heaven and I'm going to live with new arms, new legs in heaven. No funerals, no war, no poverty, no hurt, no pain, no depression, no cancer, nothing! But good, perfect heaven. Sometimes you fall down. Hello! What happens when you fall down? Get back up. If God has a plan for me... ...God has a plan for you. Don't give up. Don't give up on God. God will not give up on you. What is a miracle? Can God give me arms and legs? Yes. These are my shoes. That's a step of faith. Some of you are depressed. Some of you feel like giving up. To you. You ever being happy and healed is as big of a miracle as me getting arms and legs to fill these shoes. I thank God that I don't have arms and legs. Why? Because suffering makes me more holy? No. But because seven years ago, I was speaking in front of a church. And a little boy with no arms and no legs was there. I'd never met anyone like him. He looked just like me. He was nineteen months old. And I got the father to bring him up on stage. Big brown eyes, looking up at me and smiling. And I can't give him a high-five. But he had a little foot like mine, so I gave him little twos. Everyone cried. Why? Because it was a miracle. Do you remember when I wanted to give up, and I wished for a miracle? If I just met someone else like me? That would have changed my life. I didn't get that miracle. But now I'm that miracle for Daniel. If heaven is real. If everything I'm saying is true. This is why I live the way I live! Because arms and legs is nothing compared to this. Seeing Daniel in heaven! Running after me! Nick! It's Daniel. And he runs to me in his new legs. And hugs me with his new arms. With my new arms! That one moment. That one soul. That one person. For one person to come to heaven. Arms and legs? I don't need them. God will give me what I need. And I know that when I can't walk. He will carry me. If God has a plan for a man without arms and legs to be his hands and feet... ...Then God can use you. He knows your failures, and he loves you. Stop looking left. What people think of you. Stop thinking right at all the other distractions. Don't be disabled by the past. Don't look forward. What's going to happen. What'll I do now. Stop looking everywhere. And just look up. Amen.