“Do you realize you may be running from God?” That’s what a friend asked me once. I had not thought I was running from God but, his comment made me stop and think.
Lots of people have run from God. It happens when God calls us to do something and we don’t want to do it so, we run.. or at least we think we are running…you can’t run from God because God is omnipresent.
But Jonah tried. In Jonah 1, God told Jonah to arise and go to Nineveh. But instead of going to Nineveh, Jonah went in the opposite direction. And God appointed a whale to swallow him up. So, Jonah spent time in the belly of a whale. While he was there, God got his attention. God can do that…especially when we run from God.
Now, think about this; God made us and loves us, right? So, God’s plan for us best, right? So it makes no sense to run from God. We are running from the best when we run from God.
If you are running from God, I encourage you stop. God’s plan for you is the best. Instead of running FROM God, walk WITH God.