A detour

Jonah is one of those books that you read, and you’re glad that it wasn’t you in that storm or the belly of that fish. God certainly would have got my attention, if I was faced with the same circumstances!

How many of us are running from what God has asked us to do?

Jonah is a story of the prophet running from God, but God stops him and turns Jonah around.

This isn’t just a story of a man and a fish but one of God’s grace and mercy. It’s a tale of love and compassion.

Our detours in life don’t mean that the destination has changed.

We might know what God wants us to do, but it seems too big, too little, too scary, or just not what you thought your life would look like.

But, whatever reason we have detoured…God’s plan for our life far exceeds our own, and therefore, we may realise that a mistake has been made, but God is always in control, and saying “yes” is all God needs to get you back on track.

You may feel disqualified from serving God because of the mistakes you have made. But serving God is not an earned position – no one is qualified and yet, God still asks us anyway.

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