Daily Archives: January 14, 2015
Sometimes you hear something and it smacks you right between the eyes. That happened to me. It was at a time when I had too much to do and not enough time. It was overwhelming even thinking about it. Then I heard the proverbial question, “Why Me?” I perked up. In essence, this was my sentiment.
There are myriad reasons we offer as to why we can’t do something that appears to be beyond our level of competence or when we feel overwhelmed because of the massive task at hand. In more instances than not all of the reasons rested on a four letter word, FEAR. How many times have you cried out, “God, why me?”
Before we even embark on the assignment we view it as being unfair and too daunting a task for us. Who is God to call upon us to do what we may deem to be impossible. For some reason we feel He has no idea about our limitations or our time. If I recall He said that it is not by our might or power, but by His Spirit. Our problem is that we have difficulty moving from our fear-based thinking into His faith-based results.
Well, as I sat there listening to the message, I realized that I had no choice but to do all of it. Do I have time? I feel I don’t, but I realize I don’t have the time not to do it. Whenever we encounter assignments we can’t accomplish by our own might we must move quickly from our limited mindset into God’s unlimited omnipotence. He knows our limitations. He created us. It is in our limitation that He can show Himself strong. It is in our limitation that He is glorified.
By the time the speaker finished, I realized I had to do it all. Feeling sorry for myself was not going to change the situation. I simply had to jump in and just do it.
Why me? Why not me? There comes a time when you move from why me to why not me. I’m no longer a why me whiner, but a why not me executor.
Why me? Am I too afraid? So, Why not me?
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? Exodus 3:11
“But Lord,” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6:15
For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word… Luke 1:37-38
Father, Bless me to move beyond the limitations of my thoughts and fears, and to embrace the unlimited potential You have placed inside of me. Why me is no longer a part of vernacular as I move into why not me. As long as I glorify You in all I do, success becomes a common occurrence. With each successful achievement, I owe all glory to You. Amen.