Become a Superhero – Day 1 – Origin Story

Hey everyone! This is Day 1 of the 30 Day Become a Superhero Challenge! I hope you’re all ready to fight the good fight, and hopefully grow in the next 30 days (and continue to grow after that!) Before we start, I’d like to make a point to say that I’m just an ordinary guy. Always follow what God says, not me. If you find that something in this series seems to conflict with God, pray about it and let me know!

With that being said, sometimes it’s important for Christians to keep moving. We aren’t called to accept Jesus into our hearts and then do nothing while we live the same way everyone else does. We need to commit ourselves to devoting time and energy towards God. It’s so much more important than many of the distractions we are consumed by.

This challenge aims to direct your focus towards God, and help you to make small changes in your lifestyle that can eventually add up to enormous growth. In other words, we don’t want you to be a lazy-ordinary-Joe (or Joette). We want you to passionately pursue a relationship with God. Doing that can supercharge your life.

Interested in giving it a try? Then what are we waiting for!?

Day 1: Origin Story

30 Day Become a Super Hero Challenge - Origin Story - Superhero devotional

Most great superheroes have a really epic origin story.

  • Spidey was bit by a radioactive spider, and strives to live with “Great Responsibility”
  • Batman set out to conquer his fear
  • The Avengers learned to bravely work together in order to accomplish great tasks

The great thing about many of these origin stories is that the heroes started off weak, but eventually became strong. They were transformed into something better than before.

Heroes are gifted with strength, not entitled to it. It isn’t by their own doing that they are gifted.

Christians have the same deal. We are weak, but God can still use us. Not because of our own strength, but because we serve the Creator! He is glorious and He can transform us!

Ephesians 4:17-32 (ESV)

17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!– 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Read all of Ephesians 4 here!

Day 1 Challenge:

Today’s challenge is fun, but should be taken seriously. We all have strengths and weaknesses. In today’s challenge I encourage you to fill out the “New Superhero Registration Form.” You can print it or copy it down onto a sheet of paper.

  • Under “Name” come up with a sweet alternate identity.
  • Under “Powers” acknowledge some of your God given strengths.
  • Under “Date” put the date that you filled out the document.
  • Under “Allies” put some potential accountability partners (or maybe someone who is going through this challenge with you.)
  • Under “Nemesis” list a struggle that you will actively work to overcome with God’s help.
  • Read the pledge.
  • Commit to spending time with God. Read the Bible, and talk to Him!
  • Sign the pledge!

New Superhero Registration Form

Congrats new superhero! Hope to see you tomorrow!

Love you guys and praying for you!

-Caleb

 

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