Reflections From The Bible And Life

What’s Your Nineveh?

Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Luke 11:29-32; 

The bible tells a story of Jonah and how he faithfully delivered the bad news to a population in a big city called Nineveh. It took him 3 days just to get there, and he was at peace in his task, knowing that God will not abandon him and will protect him. He faithfully relayed to the people the bad news which was their days are numbered, and that God will destroy their kingdom. When the king of Nineveh heard this, they repented and changed their ways. God, upon seeing the changes in the people, changed His mind as well.  the king could have had Jonas killed but God was protecting him, and his presence was filled with the Holy Spirit, and so the people repented.

Jonas’ great task in Nineveh symbolizes God’s missions for us. Sometimes we feel that we’re being called by God to do something, and yet we do not listen for we lack confidence in succeeding in these plans?  How many of us have quests, missions, or goals that we want to accomplish but yet we feel inadequate enough to fulfill it so we put them off for tomorrow? Nothing can go wrong if we know that God is with us. If we believe that what we want is good in God’s eyes, and what we feel we should do is coming from Him, let us not be afraid to step out of our comfort zone, for God will take care of us. If we feel unsure about things, we should pray for guidance and discernment. Once we have a clear head, we should go ahead and do them without fear of anything, for God will always be with us. He can make the impossible very possible, even if it seems impossible in our own eyes. We just have to have blind faith and obedience to God.

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