February 27, 2012 Still Speaking Devotional: “Why Me?”

Posted on : Feb 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Still Speaking

Ever find yourself asking, “Why me?”  or, “What in the world did I do to deserve this?” or, “Isn’t there someone else who could do this?”

I think it was the new-age spiritualist, Marianne Williamson, who offered the best response to “Why Me?”

She would say, the question isn’t “Why Me?”  The question is, “Why not me?”

And from there she would move into one of her most famous quotes:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992.

Another way of answering the “Why me?” question is found in today’s devotional.  That answer is “because God sees and believes in you more than you do!”

“Being chosen means believing God can do a lot with our littleness and never more so than when we think our caring and compassion don’t amount to much.”

Now that is a blessing, especially on those days when we may not feel absolutely fabulous!

Read on!



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