If you’re a Christian, you probably know about the story of Jonah in the Bible. You know, the guy who gets swallowed up by a large fish? Well, you also know that this was no coincidence that this happened. God was trying to get Jonah’s attention. You think He did what He was set out to do? I think so.
You see, Jonah knew what was right. He knew where God told him to go, but he ran from it, and you see the trouble he got in by not listening to God.
This happens to a lot of Christians, including myself. There are times when I know the right thing to do. I know it’s what God wants me to do, but I do something else; thinking it will be ok, just this one time. It never is ok. You see, just as long as a child obeys his parents, things are good. When he or she disobeys, that’s when things get bad.
God loves us and wants nothing more than the best for us. Sometimes we don’t like how God’s handling things, or His timing is slow and we tend to get ahead of God.
Don’t do this my friend, and don’t run from what you know is right. Trust God with EVERYTHING. He is never late, and never too early.
2 Peter 3: 9 – “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”