Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 13: Don’t Ask “Why me?” Ask, What Will I Do?
I appreciate the outburst made by a close friend (a barangay captain or village leader) when he heard about my sickness.
He said: Why does it have to be Pastor? Why not druglords, addicts, hired killers, holduppers, swindlers, who just create problems and sow havoc to society?
I understand his sentiments but I hesitate to agree with him. It would be very presumptous for me to think that I am exempted to have this sickness because I am a Pastor.
It is also wrong for me to ask God why it would be me and not others. I simply have no right to do that.
God is God, and he has every right to do his will.
I recognize that there are many things in life that we cannot understand, but we must trust God’s judgment and be guided by his hands.
So instead of asking, “why me?” I asked, “what will I do now Lord”?
And here I received new challenges and revelations daily.
Since I cannot do my previous functions because of my physical limitations, the Lord challenged me to explore doing new things – like writing these lessons in social media.
Many people favorably send me their feedback.
I also kept a list of prayer requests that I earnestly make intercessions during my prayer time.
I also read a lot of books because I have the time to do that.
Dearly beloved, let the direction of our lives be guided by God’s hands because he is our stronghold.
He knows what’s best for us. Have a blessed day everyone!
Posted on FB: 7 March 2015 – 12:55 PM