Can you imagine being Joseph? He learns that Mary is pregnant. Faithful to the law….he planned to divorce her. An angel appears to him to explain, and then he makes the decision to take Mary home as his wife. Joseph, a simple carpenter, called to be the father to the Son of God.
What are the chances that Joseph ever uttered the words….why me? You know that he must have at least thought it. He was a man just like you and me. I won’t speak for you….but I know that there have been times where I have been in situations and thought why me.
In the same way that God identified Joseph to be Christ’s earthly father…..we have been identified to be husbands to our wives and fathers to our children. God selected us to serve in these roles. I would imagine that Joseph dealt with doubt in his abilities much like we struggle. And yet….much like Joseph we have been called to fulfill a purpose in God’s plan.
Instead of feeling and thinking – why me? Change the question to why not me. Believe in yourself. God did.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.