Why Me?

Have you ever found yourself asking that question? As in, “Why me Lord? Why do I have to suffer this problem?” The “Why me?” is a common question among people, especially when we feel we’ve done nothing wrong. Let me go after this at two different angles.Many books and Christian leaders will let you know that challenges and suffering are to be expected in life. In fact Jesus Himself said so in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.“So the first way to look at “Why me?” is that difficulties are a part of life. Often people who have gone through incredible problems, such as Nick Vujicic have turned it into a powerful ministry to help others.

What is the second way?

It is to not look at negative “Why me?” experiences, but rather positive “Why me?” experiences.

Here is what I mean. If you have the spiritual gift of encouragement you could ask, “Why me Lord?” to find out WHY the Lord gave you that gift. It would then follow that He didn’t give you that gift to just encourage yourself (although that is valuable) but rather He gave it to you to encourage others.

Perhaps you have great wealth. Then “Why me?” turns into “How should I use this financial blessing from God to benefit those with less?” What if you are a detail person? “Why me?” Perhaps to complement those in your life who are big picture people.

So how does this tie into Happier Husband?

Why Me?

Why, even though I came from a broken home, with parents who divorced when I was only around 11 years old, why do I have an amazing marriage? Why me Lord? Why have you blessed me with this wonderful wife whom I love dearly?

If you read Freedom From Me you know Sally and I were at a Personal Focus Retreat this past weekend. It was AMAZING! The Lord really moved among the participants and leaders. One thing the Lord revealed for my clarification to “Why me?” is this:

I am called to make good marriages great.

HappierHusband.com, teaching marriage classes and mentoring couples in the past all go back to this. I am called to make good marriages great. Part of that calling is Marriage Coaching. Right now I’m looking at options in this field because it is the next logical step the Lord revealed. I am WAY excited!

So, “Why me Lord?” with a fantastic marriage? Simple. To make good marriages great! To serve others in this way.

What about you? What gift has the Lord given you to ask “Why me Lord?” Think about it. Drop me a comment here or on Facebook when He reveals it to you.

PS: If you are interested in getting information or potentially being coached please let me know. I’d love to keep you posted as things come together!

Now go and use your gifts from the Lord to give a powerful answer to “Why me?”