FAITH CAPSULE: Are you avoiding His calling?
Jonah 1, 2
God alone is the Only perfect God. Time is in the hand of God’s control but clock is what man is reachable.
God will call man to His attention regardless of how man avoids God. Jonah attempted to avoid the calling assignment of God but he could not hide but only run. Jonah 1:1-3 records, “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” Under heaven, no man can avoid God’s calling. Jonah’s effort to run away from God’s calling landed him in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Are you one that is running away from the hand of God?
God does have unfailing means to get attention from any of His creation.
When it was time for God to call Moses there was no way out for Moses to avoid God’s calling. Exodus 3:1-3 stated, “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bushwas not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” Ignorance is not possible for turning aside from God. Is ignorance holding you back to deny or to delay you from answering to God’s calling?
“There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.” (Genesis 37:7) “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” (Genesis 37:9) Joseph’s dream was not well received when it was revealed to his brother. Joseph was rebuked by his father and his brothers for his dream. Joseph’s dream was his divine assignment, but the steps to get there were not unfolded at the time of his calling. Our times are in the hand of God. Man, controls clock but God controls time. Joseph’s dream at age seventeen was manifested at age thirty. Who can be like God?
Prayer for today: Ask God to deliver you in His righteousness.