Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Not Me?

By: Shari A. Miller

Our family had been through a lot these past couple of months.

We've had sickness, a trip to the emergency room, car troubles, relationship troubles, financial troubles and a loss of a job.


Sometimes the saying when it rains it pours is oh so true.

Through all of our trials my husband has begun to ask himself and others a very important question...
Instead of focusing on the old saying, "Why me Lord? Why Me?" He has begun to ask, "Why not me?"

"Times of trouble in life, be they brief or extended, require a change in perspective. Instead of asking. "Why is this happening to me?" we must ask, "What is God doing in my life? What does He want me to learn in this situation?" ~ Dr. David Jeremiah 

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When we are faced with difficulties we have two choices in life. We can choose the first option and complain and get mad at God, and bring everyone down around us. Or, we can choose the second option, by saying, "Why not me? What can I learn from this?" and proclaim God's goodness through the trial.

It's my hearts desire to pick option number two.

I want to serve and praise Jesus no matter what's going on in my life. I want to turn my focus from, "Oh no, not again Lord!" to, "Yes, Lord! Thank you Lord! How would you like me to shine your light during this difficult time in my life? What is it that your trying to teach me?"

In the book of Mark chapter 5, we can read the story of how Jesus healed the demon possessed man. The last thing He told the man was,

“Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”  Mark 5:19

When God works in our lives through various struggles, it's up to us to tell others what He has done for us and how He has helped us. It's up to us to tell others how merciful of a God He truly is.

Are you ready to start asking, "Why not Me?" Are you ready to look at life in a different way and see the hand of God move in your life through the trials and tribulations?

Together let's tell the World what an awesome God we serve.

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  1. Love love love this!!!! Such a great way to look at our circumstances!

  2. There's that third option I find myself into: No! Not me again! It is in these times I learn to lean in on Him, but most importantly I find He does move away. He leans in to comfort, provide peace and most importantly help: An Ever-present Help In Times of Trouble. Well, that's Him. Nothing surprises Him or escapes Him so we walk together hand in hand through the fire and through the flood without drowning or smelling of smoke. In the end the intimacy we find in the suffering was worth it all. The intimacy of suffering make the suffering not in vain.

  3. That little change in the wording makes a big difference -- and in the way we face God instead of our problems. Good insight, and the sort of shift in perspective that comes through surviving the trials. Thanks :)


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