Do I have a fear of failure ? Am I running away from my “Nineveh” ?
Ever faced a situation where you were talking to someone from a different faith and something inside you started telling you to talk about God and you tell yourself how ridiculous it would sound considering the circumstances? Well Jonah faced one like that.
The book of Jonah talks about the story of a prophet’s flight away from God’s will and how God stopped him and turned him around and even sent a fish to protect him.
But it’s actually a bigger story than of a man and a fish. It’s an amazing illustration of God’s mercy and grace that we see everyday in our lives. It’s the beautiful way that he leads us into His will in-spite of us running everyday, away from it.
God was merciful to him and Jonah was running on God’s grace. He was so gracefully protected by a fish sent by God that actually helped Him to have a closer intercession with God too.
God was merciful to Jonah and let him run on grace by protecting him through a fish that was sent by God, allowing him to come closer to God bringing him into greater intimacy and a closer intercession with God himself.
Do I have a Nineveh in front of me? It could be me. Am I running away from God?
We have a God who is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. No matter how harsh the waters are He just wants us to go to Him. We might feel like we are swallowed by a fish right now given the circumstances and the difficult situations around us but God really has a plan though all this.
If I was not put to a test, how else would I know that I could ace it.
Psalm 145:8- “The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.”