Will I Be The Hero Of My Own Life?


Charles Dickens wrote:

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”

The opening lines to Dickens’ classic novel, “David Copperfield,”  has to be one of the more interesting lines every written to open a book. All of our lives can be compared to a book. In fact the scriptures tell us we will be judged by what is written in them. John the Revelator wrote:

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”

The day we are born the opening line in each of our  life storybook could read like this Dickens’ novel. Despite what anyone might say, we do control our personal destiny. Perhaps not so much our lot in this life, but we certainly do when it come to the eternities. We can turn out to be the hero of our own life if we so desire because typically a hero is someone who is known for their courage and noble qualities in reacting to challenges and trials. Often our individual courageous acts go unnoticed because they happen on a daily basis while performing mundane tasks. While unnoticed by the world they are not unnoticed by the angels of God who record them in heaven.

May all of us remember that, no matter what man may say of us, it is by the book of life by which we shall be judged.  That book will reveal all that we were, all that we are, and all we can or could have become. Let us strive to live the principles taught and practiced by the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ! By so doing we will be found as the hero at the close of the final chapter in the classic novel of our life.

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