Why Me Lord?
Have you ever asked yourself this question, “Why me Lord?” Have you ever been in place/situation where these sorts of thoughts were pondered?
“For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,”( 2 Corinthians 1:27)
Life has taken me places that I am not proud of. Poor decisions lead me down a path of destruction. I spent useless amounts of time seeking out the things of the world, with individuals of the world. If there is one thing life taught me, it is that if left to my own devices, I will fail.
Yet In the midst of the all, God chose me. It is not because I’m more sophisticated than others; it is not because I’m smarter, funnier or richer. Let us consider 3 of the many reason why chooses us.
- He desires that no one will perish.
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.(2 Peter 3:9)
He does not desire it or wish it. His nature is unconditional love, and He sincerely desires the eternal happiness of all. His patience towards us is evidence that His will is that we are saved.
- He has a plan for our lives.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” (Psalms 33:11, 12)
God’s plan is to complete His good work through His children utilizing all the gifts and abilities he provided. This was/is His plan while we were still in our mother’s womb, still in sin, and even before the foundation of the earth. Our assignments may differ, but it is all part of His sovereign plan.
- Further His Kingdom/The Great Commission.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
We are to complete the works, the instructions, and minister the Gospel of Jesus, the purpose of the Father as revealed in the Son. We have the opportunity to share this message to a lost generation – the message of hope that comes from faith in Christ. This is pleasing to God and moreover brings him glory.
These three reasons allude to the revelation that the question should not be “why me Lord,” but rather “why not me?” – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy, serves full time at America’s Keswick and is a student at Lancaster Bible College
Think About This: To really hear the gospel is to be shaken to your core. To really hear the gospel is to change. —Mark Dever
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20