But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.
Where should you be right now? Why is it taking so long to get there? We run when the responsibilities are to much for us to handle. Some can not take such heavy burdens, while others jave the understanding that life on earth comes with great hardships, because the further we are away from eternal bliss, the more chaotic.
We aren’t done yet. We aren’t are there either, so we must press towards a specific goal and stick to that idea until it is in constant view and we can reach it. That goal is eternal rest in the Lord. That life is with Him for eternity.
The nerve of Jonah to go and purchase a ticket away from the assigned place that the Lord had told him to go to and serve. We try to avoid doing things that the Lord told us to, and then we desire to here from Him on our personal matters that we pray for, expecting God to come through for us, but we didnt’t even start the work He gave us.
we cant go the opposite direction if the assignment. It is not allowed for those who know better, but for those who do not, here is the answer right here in this Scripture for you.
God will drag us back screaming and kicking, so we can do the work He called for us to do.
Yes, the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. We are already out numbered in the pulpits of our congregations, and it is hard enough tonget a message across to the average listener, then for ua to question God assignment within ourselves and run from living up to what we believe.
If God assigned you the task, then it may very well be your fault Jonah’s of today, as to why people are lost because we are doing retreating then intreating others soul to the safe hands of the Lord, for He cares how the hearts of men are cared for.