The Questions We Ask Ourselves, and God (Part 5): Why Not Me?

“Don’t put a question mark where God has put a period.”

~Joel Osteen 

I know you’ve had those moments.  You get yourself all excited about this new opportunity that is waiting for you.  You just know that it will be the start of something amazing for your life.  But then it doesn’t happen.  Not only does it not happen for you but then you keep seeing other people get what they want and you feel slighted.  You feel let down and defeated and you think to yourself, why not me?  

It is very easy to slip into the land of doubt when you have to stand by and watch everyone else alongside you accomplishing all of their goals and achieving the success you want.  You put in all of this work and most of your time, added in with all of your blood, sweat, and tears, and you still seem to never get ahead of the game.  Even worse, that person next to you, who more than likely didn’t put in nearly as much time and effort (at least in your mind), is taking steps towards the next level that you feel you should be at.  But instead of counting everyone else’s blessings around you, you have to be grateful for your own.  

Just as there is a reason for everything to happen, there is also a reason why things don’t happen.  Everything that we want in this life is not necessarily meant for us to have.  Many times when we are rejected or when the things that we want fall through it is God’s way of protecting us.  Those things were not meant for you to have and they were not a part of your journey.  You won’t get your blessings longing for the ones that belong to someone else.  Your blessings are on their way, you just have to be a little more patient.  

Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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