Have you ever asked the question, “Why am I here”? If you are reading this then the answer surely has to be a resounding “Yes” unless you are an incredibly fortunate person who has never encountered anything remotely adverse. No? Then you are a part of the normal population.
Why am I here? is a question we tend to wrestle with two or more times in our lives. The first time is when we are coming of age and trying to figure out next moves. When we are trying to navigate what we are going to do with our lives now that we are adults. We also find ourselves struggling with this question when something goes wrong, horribly, desperately wrong.
Why am I here was a conversation I had with Joshua Delp from Rising Leadership on my podcast Chasing Hard, Trusting God When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned. You can listen by clicking here.
What I loved about my conversation with Joshua was that he held nothing back. He stated right off that he often wondered to himself, why am I here. He shamelessly allowed us to look in the dark places of his life in order to show us the Answer. Joshua had it rough growing up and his life took a few turns into his teens, but he found Jesus or Jesus found him and his life has drastically changed. Don’t get me wrong, his life didn’t suddenly become all butterflies and roses. He faced challenges even after he met Jesus. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret…he will continue to do so because we live in a broken world.
Why am I here? is a question we sometimes ask when we feel like we’re not measuring up or we’re doing something wrong. Why do we fall into the enemy’s trap, thinking we are not enough unless our lives are smooth sailing. Why do we think we’re doing something wrong?
Do you struggle with Why am I here? There’s no shame in doing so. Let me know how I can help.