Feel like giving up? Tired of the battle? Think you have it rough? Well, how would you like to live life without limbs?

While down in Jacksonville, Florida this past week, I happened to be on the beach where the Never Quit Beach Challenge was taking place. Thousands of competitors wearing shirts with the motto “Never Quit” filled the beach. There were swimmers, surfers, and runners. The marines wore shirts that said “Pain is weakness leaving the body”. Young girls 5 – 6 yrs old were doing chin presses on the bar. Parachute jumpers decorated the sky. It was quite a sight to behold.

Then I heard the opening prayer by a man named Nick Vujicic. He praised my lord and savior, Jesus Christ, right there in public amidst thousands of people. Who is this guy? I asked, tears welling up in my eyes.

Thanks to the Internet and Google, I found out. Nick Vujicic is an australian born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia – with no arms or legs. Today he is a college graduate with two degrees, an author, a CEO, and a motivational speaker. He was also a participant in the three part race.

Now how’s that for faith and inspiration? Check out the website http://www.neverquitnever.com for more info. The whole event certainly inspired me. So next time you think you’re having a hard time, think of Nick Vujicic and remember his motto and mine – Never give up!

Until next time, keep the faith and keep looking up!

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