“Why me?” Do you ever ask that question? The majority of time when people ask this question it is because they feel trapped, frustrated, and disappointed…But I would like to invite you to see a new angle to this question “Why me” by answering it as if you were in the following situations…
You live in a country which has a good legal system and there is peace all around you.
You having a family who loves you and supports you and have sweet memories as a result.
You have or had parents who provide for you and teach you what is right or wrong. You never had to wander on the street trying to find a piece of bread to fill your stomach.
You were born with ability to do what you do like. You can taste, you can smell, you can hear, you can see, and you can even move.
You can quit your job and have opportunity to find another whenever you desire to.
You can have children and they are healthy, and they call you dad and mom.
You are blessed to have the things that you want and need and can also choose not to have things if you don’t want them…
From the beginning of the world till now there have been billions of people who have lived, and yet here you are. Has God your Creator forgotten you and as a result does not hear you? Or are you just like the Israelites who wandered in the wilderness for forty years because of their whining, complaining, doubting, and ungrateful hearts? Trust me, my dear friends, I do not have any delight if it makes you feel discouraged or even condemnation. My desire in writing this however is that even though all this may be hard for you to hear, you will realize that God’s love is here for you right now.
This morning I had a girl send me a text about how her family cannot love her like Christ can. The answer I gave to her is this, “Christ gave you a family not just to receive love from them, but so that you could offer your love for them as well. There is no one who we should expect to love us like Christ does, but we can learn to love them like Christ.”
We often forget what we have been blessed with and instead place our focus on the things we do not have. If we are Christ’s followers, then we need to be aware of what the Father and Jesus did for us – blessing His people by giving what He has in order to give us what we need. The most valuable thing He blesses us with is eternal life, life with peace, joy, and love forever. He gave His Son to make the way, even though we do not deserve Him and can never be worthy of His perfect righteous and holiness. Both the Father and the Son made the choice, that the Son be sacrificed for us. He never asked the question, “Why Me”.
So what did He say then?
“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:23, NIV)
If you think of the question “Why me” again, then I would like to advise you to say it like this, “Father, for Your glory and amazing work You can work through anyone, how could I deserve this blessing, why me?”
Remember, God has His good reason for the path that He places before us. We should move forward, “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV)