I believe we have all asked the question – Why me, Lord? I know I have. My, why me? – usually includes – You surely know who I really am, Lord? And, you want me!
And then, I turn to scripture. The Lord did not ask those He called for their curriculum vitae or interview them to see if they had the proper qualifications and training. He did question them about their abilities or skills to accomplish the task.
He simply called their name and said, “Come, follow me.”
Our response to the Lord should not be “Why me?” but “Here I am, Lord!” From this response in faith, He will provide what we need.
Our response in faith, does not assure that the task we will be accomplished effortlessly or the journey easy. We may struggle, and even fail at times. Peter did. He denied Christ not once, but three times. Peter did not always understand the way of Lord.
As we travel with Christ we will most likely face similar difficulties and failures. Our solace lies in His mercy and kindness, and that He chooses to work through our brokenness. The Lord always remains faithful to those who answer His call in faith. Herein, lies the success of those He calls.
So, lay aside those doubts, fears and the “Why me?” Instead, simply say, “Here I am, Lord!” Then, quietly listen to the whispers of the Lord with your heart.