Ever say this? Ever hear someone else say it? Usually the speaker has had a negative event in his life. Financial failure, cancer cells, devastating divorce, well, you know what I’m talking about. Life goes south and we think it must be God’s fault. Otherwise, we’re alright. Never think about the question written at the top of this blog. No sense complaining when things are good and no reason to question God as to his choices.
Here we are, recipients of the greatest gift on this planet or any other one for that matter and we just move along like nothing special has occurred. Isn’t right about now the time that we need to stop and ask, “Why me?”
I don’t mean the nice house, and full refrigerator. Not talking about the overflowing closet and shoe stand. Steady employment is not under discussion either. Nope, its not your lovely family or the faithful pet. What about your perfect health? No, sir not in the discussion.
What am I talking about? I’ll let my friend the apostle tell you all about it. 1 Peter 2:9
“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
Why me? Because God wants praise for his excellencies. That is our main task here on this earth. We were chosen to praise God. We were chosen to proclaim! How dare we complain when we should be proclaiming? The troubles we encounter are not of God, they are mostly the results of bad choices we have made in some aspect of our life. Others are the result of the very nature of our physical bodies in a fallen world. But, we can’t blame God, he chose us as a people for his own possession and wishes us only good things.
Why me? He chose me to proclaim his love for the world.