This morning God lead me to read Chapter 1 of Jonah. When I read my bible I ask the Lord to give me eyes to see and hears to hear his Word; I also as him to show me what I need to learn and know from the passage I read. Here is what God showed me.
Jonah was clearly told what to do from God. Jonah was not feeling his assignment and decided to run away from it in disobedience. Disobedience to God brings trouble and does impact others around you. So Jonah got on boat to escape and as a result the Lord brought troubled waters to him. Not only did the storm impact Jonah, it also impacted the other people on the boat. As a result of Jonah’s disobedience, he brought a storm to innocent people.
This story made me realize a couple of things. 1) Disobedience not only brings consequences to yourself, but it impacts the people around you, and 2) sometimes you can be in a storm and it is has nothing to do with you. The storm was brought by someone around you that either just dropped by or you invited. Whatever the case like the Captain of the ship you might need to throw that person out of your boat so the waters of your life calm down. Removing people can be hard and can hurt, however it may be the best thing, because it will place that person back on track with where God wants them.