“But Jonah ran away from the Lord…he found a ship bound for that port.” (Jonah 1:3a)
The book of Jonah is not just some account used to entertain children in Sunday Schools. This minor prophet holds an incredible amount of significance for our lives as Believers.
So many times, we run away from a call that we have been specifically given by God. Sure, in our minds we may deter the thought, playing it off as just simple mind wondering. However in our hearts, while in the quiet places with the Lord, we know what we’re supposed to do and why we’re supposed to do it.
Why do we choose to run from a call that God has put on our lives? Perhaps, it comes down to what a person struggles with internally.
If someone struggles with pride, they may think their plans are more important than God’s. If a person is generally lazy, maybe they just want to run from hard work. If they lack faith, they might run because they don’t truly believe that God will provide for the call that has been given.
When it really comes down to it, there are likely a dozen reasons for run from God’s call. However, the account of Jonah teaches us that in the end, it’s never worth the risk to run.
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What other reasons do people have, that lead them to run from God’s call?
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