I don’t often speak of my predicament because I don’t want people to feel obligated to feel sorry for me. But I feel there are many people trapped in a mentality of “why me.” God is the antidote to our ‘why me” funk! We just need to acknowledge we live in a fallen (messed up) world and life can suck. But with God’s help, we can find our purpose! 17 years ago I found myself paralyzed from the neck down, at that moment I had two choices: throw a pity party or say, “I don’t know why this happened but, I am going to trust God in this storm.”
There are many examples in the Bible of perseverance through a storm, and one that comes to mind is the Apostles Paul. In the book of 2 Corinthians chapter 11 gives us a quick tour through all the junk he went through spreading Jesus to the world! But instead of complaining his mind is on the people of the Christ:
Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. (Corinthians 11:28 (NIV)
As a Christian, we all have a purpose in life, that means you! You need to reach people for Christ-like someone reached you! I am not saying you have to become a Pastor-Evangelist, but instead of focusing on oneself focus on GOD’S CHILDREN!