Many of us are like Jonah. We praise and obey God until He asks us to step out of our comfort zone. Jonah did what we often do when God asks us to do the uncomfortable - run the other way, refuse to take a chance, or maybe pretend we didn't hear God correctly in the first place. As in Jonah's story, that usually doesn't work well. God will accomplish what he will, regardless of how we feel about it. It would have been much better for Jonah to follow God's command and do what he was told. So it is for us.
1. Do you run from God's plans for you?
2. How will you change that?
Challenge: Serving Christ and others is all about stepping out in faith and out of your comfort zone. Try finding worthwhile volunteer opportunities that maybe make you uneasy. Bring a friend for support. See what God does in those moments. He is a big God. He can handle the details.
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