My name is Nick Vujicic and I give God the glory for how He has used my testimony to touch thousands of hearts around the world! I was born without limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth “defect”. As you can imagine, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles.
“Consider it pure joy, my Brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”
….to count our hurt, pain and struggle as nothing but pure joy? My parents were Christians, my dad the pastor
of our church, so they knew that verse very well. However, on the morning of the 4th of December 1982 in
Melbourne ( Australia ), the last two words on the minds of my parents were “Praise God!” Their firstborn son
had been born without limbs! There were no warnings or time to prepare themselves for it. The doctors were
shocked and had no answers at all! There is still no medical reason why this had happened and Nick now has
a brother and sister who were born just like any other baby. The whole church mourned over my birth and my
parents were absolutely devastated. Everyone asked, “if God is a God of love, why would He let something
this bad happen to, not just anyone, but dedicated Christian servants?” My dad thought I wouldn’t survive
long, but tests proved I was a healthy baby boy, with a few limbs missing.
Understandably, my parents had strong concern and evident fears of the kind of life I’d be able to lead. God
provided them strength, wisdom and courage through those early years and soon I was old enough to go to
school. The law in Australia didn’t allow me to be integrated into a main-stream school because of my physical
disability. God did miracles and gave my mom the strength to fight for the law to be changed. I was one of the
first disabled students to be integrated into a main-stream school.
I liked going to school, and just try to live life like everyone else, but it was in my early years of school where I
encountered uncomfortable times of feeling rejected, weird and bullied because of my physical difference. It
was very hard for me to get used to, but with the support of my parents, I started to develop attitudes and values which helped me overcome these challenging times. I knew that I was different but on the inside I was just like everyone else. There were many times when I felt so low that I wouldn’t go to school just so I didn’t have to face all the negative attention. I was encouraged by my parents to ignore them and to try start making friends by just talking with some kids. Soon the students realized that I was just like them, and starting there God kept on blessing me with new friends.
There were times when I felt depressed and angry because I couldn’t change the way I was, or blame anyone
for that matter. I went to Sunday School and learned that God loves us all and He cares for you. I understood
that love to a point, as a child, but I didn’t understand that if God loved me why did He make me like this? Was
It because I did something wrong? I thought I must have because out of all the kids at school, I’m the only weird one. I felt like I was a burden to those around me and the sooner I go, the better it would be for everyone. I wanted to end my pain and end my life at a young age, but I am thankful, once again, for my parents and family who were always there to comfort me and give me strength.
Due to the emotional struggles I had experienced with bullying, self esteem and loneliness, God has implanted
a passion of sharing my story and experiences to help others cope with whatever challenge they have in their
life and let God turn it into a blessing. To encourage and inspire others to live to their fullest potential and not let anything get in the way of accomplishing their hopes and dreams. One of the first lessons that I learned was not to take things for granted.
“And we know that in all things God works for the best for those who love Him.”
That verse spoke to my heart and convicted me to the point that I know there is no such thing as luck, chance or coincidence that these “bad” things happen in our life.
I had complete peace knowing that God won’t let anything happen to us in our life unless He has a good
purpose for it all. I completely gave my life to Christ at the age of fifteen after reading John 9. Jesus said the
reason the man was born blind was “so the works of God may be revealed through Him.” I truly believed that
God would heal me so I could be a great testimony of His awesome power. Later on I was given the wisdom to
understand that if we pray for something, if it’s God’s will, it will happen in His time. If it is not God’s will for it to
happen, then I know He has something better. I now see that glory revealed as He is using me just the way I am
and in ways others can’t be used. I am now twenty-three years old and have completed a Bachelor of
Commerce majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting. I am also a motivational speaker and love to go
out and share my story and testimony wherever opportunities become available. I have developed talks to
relate to and encourage students through topics that challenge today’s teenagers. I am also a speaker in the
I have a passion for reaching out to youth. I want to keep myself available for whatever God wants me to do,
and wherever He leads, I follow. I have many dreams and goals I have set to achieve in my life. I want to
become the best witness I can be of God’s love and hope, to become an international inspirational speaker
and be used as a vessel in both Christian and non-Christian venues. I want to become financially independent
by age 25 through real estate investments. I want to modify a car to drive and I want to be interviewed and
share my story on the “Oprah Winfrey Show!” Writing several best-selling books has been one of my dreams
and I hope to finish my first by the end of the year. It will be called “No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!”
I believe that if you have the desire and passion to do something, if it is God’s will, you will achieve it in good
time. We humans continually put limits on ourselves for no reason at all! What’s worse is putting limits on God
who can do all things. We put God in a “box”. The awesome thing about the power of God is that if we want to
do something for God, instead of focusing on our capability, concentrate on our availability for we know that it
is God through us and we can’t do anything without Him. Once we make ourselves available for God’s work,
guess whose capabilities we rely on? God’s!
May the Lord bless you!