Stuck in the Belly of a Whale –
Are You Running from Your Calling?
Do you remember the biblical story of Jonah and the whale? God called Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh to bring attention to their sinful ways – to repent and transform their lives to have that same joy and fulfillment God wants for you.
Jonah’s message to deliver was important, as the choices and behaviors of the people of Nineveh were leading to what would be their demise. Jonah had no desire to go, knowing how difficult and dangerous it would be for him, and he was angry with God for offering these notorious enemies a chance at repentance.
Jonah quickly came to realize that his ways are not God’s ways and that a true calling never goes away. It follows you until you answer it … because it’s wrapped up in your purpose. Fighting that call, Jonah ended up in the belly of a whale for three days… all to find himself spit up on the shores of Nineveh!
When we are called and meant to do something with our lives, it will eventually manifest – doors will open, opportunities will present themselves, or we may be spit up on the shores of where we need to be! Unfortunately, some of us choose to learn the hard way, like Jonah. Don’t run. Trust and depend on God’s grace.
Three important tips:
- Be open to how God will work through you, even though it may look different than what you imagine. It will lead to a joy and peace like no other option will bring. It requires trust – something that’s not so easy when you can’t see the big picture.
- Remain focused on the process, not the outcome. Don’t be so concerned with the end result as with the desire and your openness to how God will work through you. God will reveal the rest in His time.
- Work on trusting God. Bring your desires to God and ask Him to work through them for His will. And pay attention to how you’re led by the Holy Spirit
Now, get ready for an adventure!