Fresh Hope – 14th October 2016

I was recently reading the book of Jonah in the Bible and one thing that stood out to me in particular about Jonah’s life was how he went around in circles.

In chapter 1, God calls Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, he declines the assignment and the story continues. Skip ahead to chapter 3, and God calls Jonah a second time, and this time he accepts.

What happened in between these chapters was a very costly period for Jonah. In an attempt to run away from God, Jonah lost valuable time, he lost finance as well as possessions, and most of all, he nearly lost his life. Yet, he eventually returned back to square one, however, with a lot less than when he first began…

I want you to notice how the plan of God still prevailed in the end, despite Jonah’s desire to not be a part of it. And you need to know today that God has a plan for your life and you have the choice to either run from it or submit to it.

Can I implore you today to not spend your days going around in circles, but to instead say ‘yes’ to God, say ‘yes’ to His plan for you? Don’t waste your time, don’t waste your resources, don’t sacrifice your relationships in an attempt to try everything that the world has to offer, only to realise one day that God was everything that you had been searching for and more.

Yes, you get a second chance…but you only get one life.
Make the choice to start living it now.

Caleb Burchell

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