Nick Vujicic

Nick VujicicNick Vujicic shares his testimony of trying to take his own life at the age of eight in four Inches of water.

   Christian Broadcasting Network/ Partner 700 Club Interview: What makes a person extraordinary, their abilities, their talent, or simply their smile? When I first met Nick Vujicic, I knew I had just encountered someone extraordinary. From the moment he began to share his amazing story with me, I witnessed firsthand how God is using a man with no arms and no legs to be God's hands and his feet.

   Nick Vujicic: My dad was saying that his head was next to my mom's head as I was being born, and he saw my shoulder and he just went pale. He was hoping my mom didn't see me, because he saw that I had no right arm. My dad had to leave the room, and he couldn't believe what he saw.

   When the doctor came in to the waiting room, my dad said, “My son has no right arm.” And the doctor said, “No. Your son has no arms or legs.” My dad said he nearly fell on the floor and couldn't believe it. The whole church was mourning. You know what, why would God let the pastor’s son be born that way? My mom at first didn't want to hold me. She didn't want to breastfeed me. She just felt very uncomfortable for the first four months, and it took them quite a while before they could trust in God that He didn't make a mistake and He didn’t forget them for me.

   Interviewer: And Nick’s parents gave their fear and even disappointment in their son's disability over to the Lord. They chose to trust God and His promise that he had a plan and purpose, a hope, and a future for their son. But as the years passed, Nick, on the other hand, had many challenges trusting in a God that he felt gave him less.

   Nick: I challenged God. I said, “God! I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I won't probably have peace until you're in my heart, but I will not give You my heart until you answer me, why? Why did you take my arms and legs? Why didn't you give me what everybody else has?” And I said, “God! Until you answer that question, I will not serve you.”

   So, I wanted to end it. If God wasn't going to end my pain, I was going to end it myself. So at age eight, I tried to drown myself in a bathtub with four inches of water. I told my mom and dad, “I'm just going to relax in the bathtub. Can you put me in the bathtub?” I turned over a couple of times to see if I could drown myself. I couldn't do it.

   The thought that stopped me from going through with it, was the love for my parents. Because I loved them so much, and all they did was love me. I thought to myself, if I actually go through this, I pictured my funeral, I pictured my parents, and all I saw was my guilt.

   Interviewer: That was the last time Nick would attempt suicide, but it wouldn't be the last time he would come face to face with those deep issues that made him want to end the pain. Then one day Nick's mother had him read an article about a severely disabled man, and that man's story made a huge impact on Nick.

   Nick: I have a choice of being with God for what I don't have, or be thankful for what I do have. My mom said, “Nick, God's going to use you. I don’t know how. I don't know when, but God is going to use you. And those seeds started penetrating in my heart.

   That's when I started seeing that there is no point in being complete on the outside when you're broken on the inside. I found out that God can heal you without changing the circumstance.

   I gave my life to Jesus Christ. When I read John 9 at age fifteen, where a man was coming through a village and a man and was blind from birth. Jesus saw him and the people said, “Why was this man born that way?” Jesus said, “It was done so that the works of God may be revealed through him.”

   In 2nd Timothy 3, verse 16. It says, “All scripture is God-breathed.” I believe God breathed in me life and faith. This faith came into me, and His peace came over me. I felt like God answered my question.

   Interviewer: And what was the question? What was the answer?

   Nick: The question was, “Why? Why did you make me this way?” And His answer was, “Do you trust me?” That's the question. And when you say yes to that question, nothing else matters.

   Interviewer: But what was it specifically for you that made you say, “Lord, I'm going to trust your word because I know it's true. I'm going to trust you even if I don't know what you have in store for me tomorrow.”

   Nick: Right, because there was nothing else I could find. There was nothing else that can give me peace. New arms and legs wouldn't give me peace. I needed to know the truth, “Who am I, why I'm here, and where I'm going when I’m not here.” I haven't found that truth in anyone else but in Jesus Christ.

   Interviewer: And it was in Jesus Christ where Nick found the strength to do what many thought would be the impossible.

   Nick: It's so hard to be strong when people constantly say, “You're not good enough. Go away. We don't want anything to do with you. Nick, you are nobody. Nick, you can't do this. Nick, you can't do that. Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick.” In life, if you don't know the truth; you can't be free, because then you'll believe the lies of the world there is no hope.

   But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are. I am not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God. I am forgiven of my sins. I'm an ambassador of the King of kings and Lord of lords. I'm nothing but a servant of the Most-High God. This is not about Nick. It's not about Nick's capacity and my capability to become this conqueror. I am nothing. God lives in me, and I now live in His strength. Whatever Jesus conquered, I conquered.

   I believe if God doesn't give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God for somebody else's salvation. And I thank God that he didn't answer my prayer when I was begging Him for arms and legs at age eight. Because I have no arms or no legs, He's using me all around the world. We've seen approximately 200,000 souls come to Jesus Christ for the very first time in the last six or seven years. Would you rather have arms and legs, Nick, here on earth? No, I'm not. Whatever His will is, because I'd rather have no arms, or legs which is temporarily here on Earth and be able to reach someone else for Jesus Christ and spend eternity with Him.

   Interviewer: In the last decade, Nick has shared his story in twenty-four countries to over three million people. And whether he's talking to a stadium packed with people or one single person, his heart behind the message is the same.

   Nick: God loves you and He hasn't forgotten your pain. He hasn't forgotten your family. And maybe while you're watching this interview, you've compared your suffering to my suffering. And that's not where hope is to know that someone else in your opinion is suffering more than you. That's not where hope is. But hope is in the Name of God, the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hope is when you can pay your suffering to the infinite in measurable love and grace of God. Isaiah 40 verse 31, says, “Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings as eagles.”

   I need my circumstances to change. I don't need arms and legs. I need the wings of the Holy Spirit. And I'm flying because I know Jesus is holding me up. Don't give up on God, because God will not give up on you.


Nick is pictured here with his family.

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