Why we shouldn’t always say: God, Why me?

✰♡* Blessing in Disguise *♡✰

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There are times in life that we don’t know why we have to face such tough challenges. After all we are not bad people. We know life is not a bed of roses but some challenges make it feel as if our lives are about to fall apart and even sometimes I have said: God, Why me?

However, I have learnt in many of those circumstances that most of the challenges, turn out into a beautiful situation or give me a very important lesson to learn and share with others.



First Story

In 1995, I bought a beautiful two bedroom flat while I was doing my first job in the Civil Service as an Admin Assistant…. But I only bought the flat because my landlord asked me and some others who were sharing a house to leave, as he needed to sell it. At the time I felt my world had turned upside down, but the friend I stayed with, showed me some flats in a newspaper and before I knew it, I viewed the property, got a Mortgage and the rest is history.

At the time I cried and said: “God, why me”

But when I got the keys to my flat I was smiling to myself wishing the Landlord had kicked us out earlier.


Second Story

A friend of mine attended an interview but didn’t get the job. He came back a bit disappointed because he prayed before he went. Weeks later, the same company called him to be interviewed for another job, which he was successful at. They gave him the job. Months later they had to lay off some staff and one of the posts that had to go was the first job, for which he was interviewed for.

So, he was thanking God that he actually didn’t get the first job.

Summary

This is just a short message to encourage you and me to be positive. Challenges of life could lead to a miracle, a new blessed beginning. We need to stay positive and see the good in everything.

Please feel free to share any challenges you or others have faced that turned round to be a blessing in disguise.

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Ps. Good Luck to all my Muslim friends having Ramadan. May God answer your prayers as you take time to fast and Pray. •*¨*•✩✬

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Why me? Why does everyone smile and gently pull my chubby cheeks?


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Melanie Fourie 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Thanks so much for this child of God. This is very inspiring and so very true. God bless you always. I'm voting 1 up interesting and beautiful. I'm also going to add you to my following list.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Thanks for the cheering up. I needed to read this today.


vineyardfauxcom 5 years ago

I like it I love it when the Lord wants us to grow .


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Melanie - I'm glad you find it inspiring. Best Wishes. (Following you too)

** Truthfornow - Thanks for stopping. Hope the week continues to radiate joy for you.

** Vineyard - Thanks. Growth is important. Glad you stopped by.


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nanospeck 5 years ago

This was a timely advice for me. Im in the middle of facing hurdles for my first job. Thanks.


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andromida 5 years ago

I think most of the people go through the "Why Me!" phase, at least once in their life.Thanks for sharing your encouraging story :)


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Lady_E: When facing hardship and difficulties, I make it a practice to say Father God, thank you for choosing me to learn this lesson.Amen!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Nanospeck - Wishing you well. Hope things work out for you Job-wise. :)

** Cheers Andromida - That's right. Good to see you here.

** Dave ~ That is inspiring. I will remember that for next time. After all we are told "In everything, give Thanks". Bless you.


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Nancy's Niche 5 years ago from USA

Excellent insight and so true; we as humans tend to forget that sometimes --- God's answer is NO! It may not be the right time, or the direction we are meant to go. I call these challenges "divine intervention."

Cheers xx


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Dr Bill Tollefson 5 years ago from Southwest Florida

Great HUB!! Lessons that are learned in life are that there are ups and downs. We have to have faith in both ends. Thanks


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Thanks for sharing this lesson I try to live by Lady_E.;)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Thank you Elana, A great lesson to live by. We do have many things to be thankful for.......


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Lady_E. You are so right. Sometimes it is hard to count are blessings. Voted up, up and away!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Nancy's Niche - You are so right. God knows the perfect timing. Good to see you. Hope you are enjoying summer hols. xx

** Dr Bill ~ I like the way you put it "Faith at both ends". Glad you stopped by.

** Cheers Mentalist Acer, Best Wishes to you. :)

** Thanks Ruby, I'm glad you stopped by. Regards. :)

** Hi Dexter - Thanks a lot for stopping. Best Wishes


paulgc 5 years ago

Wonderful article as ever, reminders of why we should remain positive are always useful, thank you Lady_E


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. We had chosen by God. That's why we always say this. I believe God have another purpose for us. Thanks for writing this. I hope we can increase our spirituality life. Cheers...

Prasetio:)


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Paul - Thanks for your comment. Good to see you. I will pop by to share some interesting links on your Hub.

** Hi Prasetio - Thanks for your lovely comments. I hope we can increase our spirituality too. It helps the physical. Best Wishes.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Uplifting. God knows best, even when we don't. It's hard, sometimes, when the answers to our prayers are not forthcoming. But in His good time...he will make all things beautiful. Rated up.


dreamreachout 5 years ago

Elena, we should always endeavour to achieve even when chips are down and not let the sulk take over our mind and make us brood!!

I hope your city is back to normal after the riots and that you are safe in every way!!

Cheers!!


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

My Dear Lady I too have often asked God this question and in spite of my hardheadedness things still seem to be OK. So when I get into hateful mode I know I need to count my gratefuls. And it sounds stupid but I have a GodBox and when things are tight I write him a letter asking for help.And after I send God the letter I never look at it again. Now the box is stuffed with letters and I cannot remember what many of them were about. All I know is that when I wrote them whatever was going on it was a big deal.


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moneycop 5 years ago from JABALPUR

YES YES YES THIS HAPPENED TO ME ALSO IN A STAGE AND THEN I REALIZED THAT THIS HAPPENS TO EACH OF US THE THING IS WE CAN SEE ONLY OURS


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Anglnwu - Thanks. I like your phrase: "He makes all things beautiful in His time". Best Wishes.

** Hello Dreamreachout ~ Thanks for your encouraging words. Things have calmed down a bit in London but it was very scary when the riots broke out. Its so lovely to hear from you. Regards.

** Hi Tony - thanks for sharing that. I love it and will start practicing it. A great way to keep our Faith Strong. I like your new photo. Had to look at it twice.

** MoneyCop - Thanks for dropping by. It's true it happens to us all. Take Care.


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moneycop 5 years ago from JABALPUR

take care too...thanks also...u are writing superb..


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I know I shouldn't and din't do for a long time but lokking down my life I had nothing but bangs on my head. Slowly I am getting fed-up and do ask WHY ME? I always done right. Oh, let's carry on. What canyou do?


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks MoneyCop.

** Hello Hello, what can we do? We all ask the question "why me?" at certain times in life.

Take Care. x


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

I think too we all have at some point said, 'why me.?' But as we grow and mature we think differently - time to exercise faith/works. v/r


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

That's so True Support Med.

So lovely to see you here. Thanks :)


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Hi nice Hub. Great lesson

Yes we don't know what GOD has in store for us and sometimes we question HIM which is wrong. He knows everything and we don't.

Keep up the good work.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Ladyjojo - Very true. :)


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icciev 4 years ago from Kuwait

thanks Elena for sharing this with us. with each one of your hubs that I am reading I am getting more happier to know such a decent person as your self.. thanks for letting me know you; you are one of the best here. voted up.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks icciev - I appreciate that you are enjoying the articles and hope to catch up with some of yours too.

Thanks for your encouraging comments too.

Good Luck on HP.

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