Are you running from your Kingdom assignment? Do you know what God has called you to do and, yet you run from it? In this message we will take closer look at the life of the prophet Jonah. Jonah was documented as one who knowingly ran from his assignment. God handpicked Jonah to carry a message to Nineveh. You see,the news of Nineveh's wickedness had come before God and He needed someone to carry a warning to the people in Nineveh. God, in His mercy does nothing unless He first informs His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). The hour is late and all hands are needed to occupy and fulfill their God-given tasks. Enough said, let's look at the five ways to tell if you are running from the assignment God has called to do.
In the words of Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Look around it doesn't take a prophet or a rocket scientist to know that we live in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. On a daily basis our minds are bombarded with stories of violence, sadness, crime, devastation, perversion, unusual weather phenomenon, and more! There is a place in Christ where peace and solitude can be found. His word says, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).
Everyday God is talking. His method of communication can come in diverse ways. I have come to discover that there are individuals who are more sensitive to His voice than most. And then, there are those may hear God's voice, but brush off or ignore any and all directional thoughts or inner hunches. Yes, God is talking, but the real question is, "Are you listening?"
Rejection has kept numerous people from moving forward. Many have unfulfilled destinies. Even prophetic people experience rejection at levels that are all too common. Rejection is a destructive force. Jeremiah, the prophet, was alerted to one symptom of rejection, fear.
And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken! (Jer. 1:9).
Fear, isolation, mental illnesses, victim mentality, depression, disconnectedness, perfectionalism, people pleasing, infirmity,
etc. are all symptoms of rejection. The innate desire to connect and be a part of something or someone is a powerful force. For some, the desire to belong is so strong it can lead to some very destructive behaviors and relationships. But Christ came to destroy the spirit of rejection and set His people free! So, how can one maneuver through rejection?
Deborah Taylor is an innovative creative visionary, writer, author, and calligrapher. She enjoys traveling, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Randy, and their rambunctious dog, Reuben. They live in Shelby County, TN.
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