TFTD: “WHY ME?”
1 Peter 3:13-17 NKJV)
13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”[a] 15 But sanctify the Lord God[b] in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
Have you ever woke up and asked, “WHY ME, LORD?” Have you ever felt like you can never get ahead? I mean every time you take one step forward you get knocked back three steps. You are a Christian and you tithe faithfully; however, it never seems to be enough. WHY ME?! This is the question that plagues so many believers. It just doesn’t make sense to suffer when you are living a life that is pleasing to God, does it?
We’ll instead of asking, “WHY ME?” ask yourself, “WHY NOT ME?” The Word of God tells us, “it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil” (1 Peter 3:17). Do you realize that even when you suffer for righteousness’ sake, YOU ARE BLESSED? That’s not Nicole speaking, that’s the WORD OF GOD! God never brings anything to you that He has not equipped you for. Ask yourself, WHY NOT ME? Jesus suffered, bleed and died for you and me. Jesus suffered for people who cursed Him, rejected Him and turned against Him. WHY NOT ME? Sometimes I think Christians have some celebrity complex and they begin thinking they are exempt from trials and tribulations.
NEWS FLASH: IF JESUS SUFFERED for doing good then what makes you think you shouldn’t suffer? Surely, you are not better than JESUS.
Did you ever stop to think that God needs your story to lead people to His glory? God wants to use your testimony to reach the hearts of people. God is so amazing that HE knew before you were formed in your mother’s womb that you could handle everything that was going to come your way!
ASK YOURSELF: WHY NOT ME?
WHY NOT ME? I declare that I love the Lord.
WHY NOT ME? Greater is He who is in ME.
WHY NOT ME? God has not given me the spirit of FEAR!
WHY NOT ME? I am more than a CONQUEROR!
WHY NOT ME!!!!!
When life challenges you and it seems like your back is against the wall, I encourage you to stand tall and scream, WHY NOT ME!? If Jesus did it for us, surely we can suffer for HIM!
Be encouraged my brothers and my sisters. YOU ARE BLESSED!
Have a wonderful day in JESUS!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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