Jonah 1:1-3 Where or what is your Ninevah? Where or to what has God called you? Are you deliberately saying no to God? Is your allegiance or agenda focused on something or someone else?
Jonah was a true believer. Until the point of being told to go to Ninevah he had followed God in his life, career, and actions. But this was just too much. Jonah was loyally attached to his country and was more than willing to do and say whatever God wanted as long as it related to his own. God was saying, look, Jonah, Amos and Hosea are already doing a really good job of getting the job done in Jerusalem, I need you to go to Ninevah and get the job done there. Of course the rest of the story is really well-known. But…
What is our story? What is God calling/telling us to do that we are saying, look God, am I the only one who can do this particular thing right now, find someone else? Not to sound defeatist, but He does get what He wants. Will we be one of those who misses the blessings of obedience because the call is more than we can handle?
Look at Proverbs 3:5-6. When we take the time to honor God and His Word, He directs us in the way we should go. He does not give us directions to do things He can’t handle, but He wants us to know Him and follow through on what He wants of us. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy works acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths.
Father in Heaven, Creator of all that was is and is to come, give me an all-consuming desire to know Your Word so well that in any life situation I know the path to take. I lift this prayer in the precious name of Jesus – make it so.