A hero (male) or heroine (female) who is admired for their outstanding achievements, courage or noble qualities. Often they have sacrificed their own personal concerns for some greater good. While they are regarded as desirable role models that we can draw inspiration from, and aspire to be

They inspire the hope that I can rise to a greater level. Who inspires me? 

like, unfortunately such ‘stars’ are frequently idolized.  However, as they are only human they have character flaws and are liable to stumble; besides not giving the credit for their achievements to God. This happened to Nebuchadnezzar and Herod (Dan 4:28-37; Act 12:22,23).

When your “Goliath” hero or what you put your hope in doesn’t deliver what is your reaction? (1 Sam 17:51). Do you run, engage in destructive actions, give up, complain or blame others? We are to keep our eyes on Jesus, who purchased our salvation and never falters in His integrity or character (Heb 12:2).

The Bible acclaims Moses as the greatest prophet, David as famous, achieving victory everywhere he went, and the numerous champions of faith – named and unnamed (Deut 34:10-12; 2 Sam 8:13,14; Heb 11:4-39). In God’s eyes those who bear up under the pain of unjust suffering because of their faith in Christ are commended (1 Pet 2:19).

There are always people observing our lives, and even though we may not appear to be heroes or heroines in the world’s eyes, we are in His so act like it and give Him the credit as He will not share His glory with anyone (Deut 8:17,18; Isa 42:8, 48:11). Do what is at your hand to do, living with obedience

Aim to be a hero of the faith

and faith, so you will receive His commendation, "Well done, good and faithful servant" (Eccl 9:10; Mt 25:21,13). Push beyond your comfort zone, aim to fulfill your calling in Him and stand out from the crowd – for the right reasons. Do not under-estimate your potential in Christ.

See also: achievement, comfort zone, example, fame.