It Never Works To Run From God

Have you ever felt that God was leading you to do something… but you didn’t do it or, you did the opposite? Well, Jonah is a perfect example of how that works out.
The Bible says that God spoke to Jonah and told him to arise and go to Nineveh. But instead of going to Nineveh, the Bible says Jonah went in the opposite direction. The Bible says, “But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction..” Think about that verse… “But Jonah…”
God has clearly told Jonah to go to Nineveh. The instructions were as clear as they could be. But Jonah had other ideas.
We are just ike Jonah at times. God tells us what to do but we have other ideas. Folks, God made us… God knows us… God knows what’s best for us. Yet, many times, even though God has clearly spoken to us, we do the opposite and it doesn’t work out.
It may be that God has spoken to you but you haven’t obeyed the Lord and it hasn’t turned out so well. The Bible says that Jonah went to Joppa and purchased a ticket on a ship headed for Tarshish. Jonah then went down into the hull of the ship and fell asleep.
God caused a storm to come up and the ship Jonah was on was about to capsize. But Jonah told the captain of the ship to throw him overboard because the storm was caused by his God. They did and God appointed a whale to swallow Jonah. While he was in the belly of the whale, Jonah came to his senses and he told God he would do whatever God wanted him to do. So the whale spit Jonah up and Jonah went to Nineveh.
Today, maybe you are doing exactly what Jonah did… you are running from God. I can save you a lot of time and frustration; it never works to run from God. God loves you and has a great plan for our lives. Stop running and follow the Lord. It’s the best thing to do.

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