Getting stuff done and pressing into everything God has for us are not without their challenges. The question we all ask ourselves is “Do I have what it takes to meet and conquer the task before me?”
only faith and the gumption to take that first step necessary and make a start will break us free from our malaise and get us moving toward the blessings God has for us
Those who desire to follow Jesus must be ever attentive to “the upward call of God.” Answering it is a lifelong process of continually choosing to separate ourselves unto Him.
Being drawn into fighting battles we are not meant to fight is a temptation we all face. A better way to approach such battles is to take Moses’ advice given to the Israelites when Pharaoh and his army were breathing down their neck at the Red Sea. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 NIV
No matter what the cause, when fighting, yet failing, just to keep our heads above water, desperation sets in, as it did for Jonah. What he did, despite the shame and regret for the error of his ways, in the face of what would seem to be their just consequences, reveals a key truth about the nature of God and Jonah’s relationship with Him.