Updated: Apr 17
SHORT INSPIRATIONAL NARRATIVE
At some point, we've all asked ourselves, Why Me? This question can arise from something negative that has happened or a joyous event where you have trouble processing how it happened to you. Don't be alarmed; this is very normal. In today's topic, I want to explore and provide my humble opinion on the answer to that very question.
One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is John 1:1, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Why is this truth so powerful? Because the Bible clearly makes a declaration that God has always been here from the beginning. In Revelations 1:8, the Word goes on to says: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. This scripture stamps a definitive declaration that not only was God the beginning, but He will also be the ending. This means everything in between is known by God, understood by God, and nothing is ever a surprise to God. What I like about Revelations 1:8 is how God declares Himself as the "Almighty." Interpretation: None greater, none wiser, none more powerful, none more merciful, none more compassionate, none more loving, or any other things you or I can think or imagine. To address the question of "Why Me," it was essential for me to put who God is in context.
Now let's answer that question. In the Bible, many people were faced with good and bad circumstances where it would have been easy to say: "Why Me." How about Moses, who had a speech impediment but was chosen to be the voice piece of God and free the Israelites. What about Abraham, who was faced with obeying God when sent up in the mountains to make a sacrifice, and the only living thing besides himself was his son Isaac. How about Ruth or even Noah, I could go on and on, but you get the point. What all these people had in common was God called them to do a work that encompassed them having to go through a few things in the process. No one likes going through any process, just ask any guy who usually discards the assembly instructions for fear of being slowed down. Now back to the topic.
What you need to understand is that God knows all about you, your strengths, weaknesses, fears, and anxieties, and when allowed, He can use each of these attributes to perfection to accomplish His work. The truth is, not all work is pleasant; sometimes there is a price to be paid, but when God is involved in the process, the results are miraculous. "Why Me" because God knows what you are capable of doing and enduring. He also knows how the story ends and all the steps in between. Most importantly, when he calls you to a work there is a reason and benefit not only to you but others that will be involved as part of the work He called you to accomplish. Why You? Because God wants to do something special in your life.