Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 13: Don’t Ask “Why me?” Ask, What Will I Do?
By pastor ronny luces
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 drug lords, addicts, hired killers, holdup-ers, swindlers, who create problems and sow havoc to society?
I understand his sentiments, but I hesitate to agree with him. It would be very presumptuous to think that I am exempted from having 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 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 on 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 God’s hands guide the direction of our lives 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