We say, “why me?” when things don’t go our way. We say it when we are hurting; when our lives are suddenly changed; when we lose a loved one; when we become ill; for car accidents; financial problems; relationship issues; on and on. And, before we know it, “why me?” becomes “why me, God?”
“Why me, God?” is a generational recipe of the imperfect human condition. It fills our character with negativity, and we devour it with a disturbing hunger. How is it easier to consume this self-destructive self-pity then to say, “Why not me?”
“Why me?” …my Mother passed away and I feel alone. “Why not me?” I will learn how to grieve and to grieve with others. “Why me?” …my health is debilitating. “Why not me?” I will learn how to have compassion for myself and for others. “Why me?” …my debt is overwhelming. “Why not me?” I will learn how to manage money and how to give support others.
“Why not me?” … I can strengthen my faith and relationship with God. “Why not me?” … I can become more dependent upon the LORD and learn more about walking in His Spirit. “Why not me?” … I can learn how to have hope and I can be an example for others.
So, “Why not me?”
Just a thought…
† By God’s Grace.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28, KJV
King James Version (KJV)