Thursday, April 14, 2011

Me Like Jonah?

Jonah 3:1
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 
In our women’s Bible study at church, we have been studying the book of Jonah. In my self-righteousness, I felt I couldn’t completely relate to Jonah. My heart was to do the will of God always. Today, the Lord, gave me His word a second time.

You see, it was God who inspired me to begin this blog. He never told me to quit. I did that all on my own. You know the drill – life just gets busy, and sometimes things get left along the way.

I looked back at the date of my last post (May 19, 2010), and then thought about the rest of last year. I was busy doing good things and necessary things, but I should have also been doing what God called me to do. It’s all a matter of priorities. 

Thoughts used to run through my mind like written words on a page. It’s funny how that all stopped once I quit writing. 

I have been agonizing with God about our future. I have felt so unsettled and have not had complete peace. Now I know the reason the peace has not been there is because I chose to ignore his last instruction. 

Jonah chose to go an entirely different direction. No, I didn’t do that. Disobeying God was much more subtle for me. I have told people many times, one of Satan’s biggest tools is distraction and busyness. If he can’t get you to blatantly disobey God, he will cause you to be so busy you forget his instruction. Now, it’s time to live what I preach!

Maybe God hasn’t called you to be a writer, but is there something He has called you to do that you have been ignoring?

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