I want it good and I want it good all the time. Sunshine and hot weather with warm nights and a cool breeze. I want enough money to let it work for me and not me working for it. Fancy cars, a big house with family and friends in the same position, Kickin it all the time…..you get the idea.
But that’s not a reality. As a matter of fact, this reality is a fantasy that most people chase and will never realize. Good things happen to bad people and bad things to good people. Often, we ask ourselfs, Why Me?
Why didn’t my marriage work, why didn’t I get the job, Cancer why me, and on and on. Interesting point is normally this statement is normally made when things go bad.
In the book of Habakkuk we see a section of questions and answers with the prophet and God. Why will you use the wicked to punish those thought to be righteous? God was going to use Babylon to punish Judah….wait unless she changed her ways. Interesting point that Judah’s punishment was dependent of behavior.
Gods’ plan and purpose in our life is specific and directed. Our decisions, choices we made will have an impact on the outcome in situations. We spend time trying to figure out why me Lord? What have I done to be in this situation?
The word of God tells us, For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. In Isaiah we read For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. I have to just say, thank you Lord for that. We would all be messed up if my ways dictated life’s outcomes.
God operates in a time, an appointed time with vision and purpose just like he told Habakkuk. He has also given us time. Time to get our life in order, figure out a few things. Time for work, school, romance, relationship and even time to worship and get to know him for who he is to you.
God made sure we knew where he was when he sent his Holy Spirit as a comforter and told us, I am with you alway, even until the end of time. Don’t worry about why me.
It’s Time To Refresh