What’s Your Why

What’s your why

What’s your why? It is common to see this phrase in the health and fitness. It is to help you stay motivated when you know why you exercise or why you eat healthy.

Recently, I was encouraged to think about “what’s my why” related to my faith. Why do I believe? How can I be sharing that with others to encourage them? How am I living out the call in this scripture?

How can I stand up before God
    and show proper respect to the high God?
Should I bring an armload of offerings
    topped off with yearling calves?
Would God be impressed with thousands of rams,
    with buckets and barrels of olive oil?
Would he be moved if I sacrificed my firstborn child,
    my precious baby, to cancel my sin? But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
    what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
    be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
    take God seriously. (Micah. 6:6-8 MSG).

My why is built off the deep and personal transformation God has done in my life. When someone experiences trauma, it is easy to stay a victim. It is easy to stay in fear. God showed me a way through those experiences. The broken pieces of my heart were made whole again. Depression was healed. Rage was removed. More slowly, anxiety has significantly dissipated. I am a living example of the promises in scripture.

God has made it clear to me that others need to know about this housecleaning. Others need to know that there is a way through. Others need to know that there is nothing special about me. The promises are for all. My why stems from a change so profound that I never thought it was possible, so profound I can’t keep it to myself.

What’s your why? Why do you keep the faith? What has been your experience that someone else needs know? How can you share the joy? Share your experiences here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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