Why do I have to…?

A lot of things in life cause me to wonder why…

Why do I have to wait so long for…? Why do I have to endure this…? Why do I have to sacrifice my…?

I pondered on a personal question along these lines in the temple last night, and realized that I felt less need for an answer. Instead I felt my thoughts guided to consider the question “how?” How am I waiting? How am I enduring? How am I sacrificing?

When I am able focus on the “how” of my response, rather than the “why” of my circumstance, it liberates me in a way.

I’m free to choose what I truly want, independent of the circumstance.


It reminded me of this song :)

You know better than I
You know the way
I’ve let go the need to know why
I’ll take what answers you supply
You know better than I

My HWN recently is trusting that the Lord’s hand is the details of my life without knowing the why of all the details.

p.s. Check out this sweet rendition of the Plan of Love from Hermana Duvall (my sister :) on her mission!

p.p.s. My friend Tommaso helped me shop for some new clothes :) One of the perks of having a fashion designer as a friend!

2 thoughts on “Why do I have to…?

  1. “How am I waiting?” What a thought provoking question, Zach. One that makes a believer in Jesus Christ stop and say…hmmmmm? But then, you nail it with the words that have power when you look to the Most High … ” You know better than I – You know the way — And that’s FAITH IN ACTION! Love when others Speak True Life!

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