‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

All Gods

I asked God,”why are you taking me through troubled water” ? He replied ” because your enemies can’t swim”  unknown

Are you depressed ?

I know you.

Many times you felt depressed whenever you think of the things happening to you.

You are  also finding it difficult to come out of the mess you created.You think none of it is due to your fault.

You start wondering why these things happen to you only time and again !!

You are wondering whether there is any meaning to your life.

“Existence is a strange bargain.

Life owes us little; We owe it everything.

The only true happiness comes from squandering  ourselves for a purpose”    William Cowpe

Everyone has to face some problem or other

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with a silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever, or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor, doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a newborn suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on…

The point I am trying to stress is, there is no escape from suffering once you are born

The only difference is, some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”   Isaac Asimov

When one suffers, the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and the rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world, whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead, why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality?

To be frank, why should one get an exemption from suffering in one’s life?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

  1. Brave,
  2. Develop courage,
  3. Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)
  4. Improve inner strength,
  5. Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy)
  6. Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for allowing us to survive and gain strength from suffering.

Take home message

When life puts you in tough situations,don’t say “why me “? Just say “Try me”    unknown

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  6 comments for “‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

  1. June 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm


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  2. June 18, 2020 at 10:27 pm


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  3. NC
    June 19, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    A difficult but very valuable message, thanks for posting this article! For me, a turning point in how I view suffering was reading a small book called ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl. In it, he relates how people can not only accept and deal with their suffering, but also find meaning in it – in consciously deciding on the attitude with which they approach their suffering. Thanks again for your post!

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  4. June 19, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you NC for a detailed view.True what you expressed regarding ‘Attitude’.
    Thanks again for Viktor Frankl.Love to read the book.


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