Why Me, God?

Maybe you have asked God that question. It is commonly asked of the Lord, I suspect. “Why is this happening to me?” we cry out to God. But why do we ask that question only when facing problems? Why don’t we ask that question when we are blessed? Isn’t it just as legitimate to ask the question “why?” when good things happen to us as when bad things happen?
I am preaching a series of messages at FBC O’Fallon, IL in conjunction with my book “Immersed: 40 Days to a Deeper Faith”. This week is on the subject of blessings and it has been an important week for me and our church. We are reminding ourselves of the many blessings we have. But it also leads us to ask the question, “Why me, God?” “Why am I so blessed?”
I can tell you one reason that doesn’t work. You aren’t blessed because you deserve God’s blessings. Theologically speaking, none of us wants what we truly deserve. Not if you understand sin and its consequences. We do not- cannot- deserve God’s blessings. Well, then why are we blessed?
I know at least one reason we are blessed. We are blessed to be a blessing. God blesses us so that we will bless others. The more I recognize God’s marvelous blessings in my life, the more I need to recognize my responsibility to be a blessing to others. I am blessed, not just to enjoy the blessing, but to be a blessing to someone else.
Blessed to bless? Why not?

3 responses to “Why Me, God?

  1. Every Sunay in every church a large number of people enter through the doors and they are so joyful and and excited because they have been blessed throughout that week in perhaps an answered prayer , good news from a medical report ,or a loving spouse. Through those same doors enters those that are hurting so badly that they can hardly find any positive feelings in their lives,perhaps a wayward child , a bad medical report ,or a spouse that did not accompany them on this day.
    Please, those that have joy be a blessing to those that are hurting .

  2. “Blessed to bless” is what the Parable of the Talents (Mt 25:14-30) is all about. Thank you. God bless!

  3. Bob, Good word.

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