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                                   Have You Ever Wondered Why?

Have you ever wondered why God has called us to do certain things? Have you ever asked God, why me? Have you received an answer when you ask “Why”?
Even though I feel as if we are not supposed to ask why, I have asked that question many times. Why did I miscarriage a child? Why do you still have me working in the same place for so many years? Why did my family have to go though some health issues? Why did you send me to Haiti? 
Oh there is a question I have asked many times in the last several years. Why did you send me to Haiti? Just what is it that you want me to do? What are you trying to tell me? Why did you wait so late in my life to send me on a Mission trip? As I sit here and wrote these why questions, I read them again and again. I know why he sent me to Haiti and I know he continues to send me for a purpose. I can’t change Haiti but God knows my abilities in what I can change during my visits to Haiti. You know I did ask many times why did you wait so late in my life to send me if you knew all the things you wanted me to do. I still my not fully understand that question yet but I know he gives me strength and energy while I am there and I can tolerate the heat. In fact I can’t describe the amount of energy that I have. I just rely on him. He will give me my why answers someday. One thing he has done and I know for sure, he has given me a happy heart.
When I feel like I am getting answers to my questions, my response is REALLY. Do you really want me to do that? You know I can’t do that. Why are you telling me to do that?
The reason I ask these questions is that I do not feel qualified to do what He is prompting me to do. I may not feel gifted in the area that the task requires. But then He puts a peace within me, and I tell myself why not me. Then I have a renewed confidence in myself that I can do anything that I set my mind to because He is the one asking me to do it in the first place. God is not going to call us to do something and then leave us on our own. If we seek His words, He will stay with us and guide us in what He is asking us to do for His Kingdom. Proverbs 22:17 ‘Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge’.
I have had to learn to develop an ear for when God speaks to me. I used to think this was just me, but I believe this to be true for many people. I am learning not to ask why. He is going to show me why... maybe not at first, but that “why” will be revealed some day. It might not be while we are here on earth, but it may be revealed the very same day we ask. I learned at an early age that God has a purpose for everything and I still believe that…whether it be miscarrying a child, my family sharing an illness, or sending me to Haiti. God is so awesome in the ways that he works in our lives and what he calls us to do for his Kingdom. When I am still, I don’t have to ask why. I just hear him in a soft quiet voice. Psalms 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. 
God gives us jobs though out our lives because he gives each one of us special gifts. He knows what we can do even if we look at ourselves and feel that we can’t. I used to say that God did not give me any specials gifts. But I know now that He did. My gift is children. Now there is another one of those “why” questions. He gave me the ability to have patience with children and a heart to love every one of them. 1 Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy,
I am at a point in my life that God is using me in many different ways. It gives me satisfaction that I am doing my best in what He is calling me to do. Yes, sometimes I still say that word “why” and I say “really” but I hear this little quiet voice that says, “Yes my child”. I in return say here I am God, use me.
Why do I love God? Because He first loved me