In the book of Jonah, the Word of the Lord came to Jonah. Jonah was told to go to Nineveh and give them a message to proclaim a message against them for their wickedness. But like many of His children today, they ignore God’s message or calling for their lives and they begin to go in another direction. Sadly, many of God’s children are making the same mistake today as Jonah had.
What is Jonah’s reason for making a choice to run from God? Why do most people not answer God’s calling or commands? Is it because of fear? Fear of men? Fear of responsibility? Could it be that we may be running from the promises we have made to God because they may have made them during desperation and not meant it?
When people are in desperate situations, they tend to cry out to God for help. In their desperate mode, people will make promises to God. Desperate situations are but really a blessing. They are moments in time in which our spirits are alive seeking and calling out for the Most High. But sadly, for many people, as God gives us relief, they have a typical attitude. The attitude is, “Thanks God but I can take it from here now!” This is how people react once God gives relief or help. They make a willful choice to leave His presence and continue on their original road.
Such people may still go to church and say they believe in God and are saved. However, their lives may be in chaos. And in this chaos, who do most Christians blame? They blame the devil for stealing, killing, and destroying their lives. If the devil has done anything to us, it is because we have allowed it through our SIN.
But you see, when we run from God or run from the job or life that He has ordered for us, IT IS HIM WHO SENDS SUCH STORM IN OUR LIVES! If our lives are being broken up, could it be because the Lord has sent a storm against us because we are running away from HIS WILL? Such storms may be from HIM when we run from His Will.
The only way out of a dark situation is through sacrifices of thanksgiving and do as Jonah had, he said that he will fulfill his vow. Always Remember….God will at the end come to COLLECT!
If you feel you are in a dark belly, the only way out is through sacrifices of thanksgiving and submitting to God’s Will.
Jonah 2:9-10 (KJV)9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. 10And the LORD spake