How many kids feel like the underdog in Jr. High and know that they have so much more to offer, yet no one seems to see their strengths. I recall the passage in 1st Timothy 4: 12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” Every hero has a similar story in that sooner or later they are told what they can’t do and against all odds they do the impossible and it usually turns out that the one who told them what they couldn’t do is the arch villain. The truth is, you are the hero in your story and the Villain takes many shapes.
Bazaaro Superman, we all remember that guy, superman’s deformed clone that thought he was doing good in his reality but in the end did more harm than good.
Proverb 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Your flesh is your closest enemy, like an evil Siamese twin you wrestle with everyday. The battle rages on, some days you are the victor after putting your twin in the sleeper hold, but other days you face defeat after your twin gives you the slip and delivers a low blow. This is only natural, I mean without conflict there is no pathos, no reason to build the newest Iron man suit with a triangle glow stick instead of that old circular one.
The world is against you. 1 John 5: 5: Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
When I think of the world, I think of Darth Vader as he represents the people who make up this world and their popular options. Vader seemed like a no hope situation until the very end when he chose to put on love and save his whiney little boy. The dark side is where his mind had dwelt for most of his life and during his time alive he dedicated his time to serve the dark side and to crush the rebellion. However, this was not always the case. Before he was Vader, he was Anakin the Jedi in training, but he was enticed and deceived to join the dark side. Like a get rich quick scheme or sex before marriage, two traps of the world. As Anakin ventured to the dark side he sank deeper and deeper into dependency until he needed it to live. The world can transform you into the most despicable, shallow, and empty person until you are unrecognizable.