How do we know that we need to change our plan? It will come to all of us at some point because God says “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
That chapter reminds us that there will be joy and mourning, war and peace, a season for everything. It is unlikely that our lives will stay in the same rut forever.
Look for open doors in new directions. Now God gave Jonah some open doors but he didn’t want to walk through them. Trust me. If you don’t, God just keeps opening the same door till you get your act together.
Your current place is stuck. There is no way to enlarge or grow or help others. Sometimes, suddenly there is a lack of provision for you. Your support dries up and you have to move.
Then, you might develop a sudden fear. God is asking you to do something and you doubt him and you are afraid to start into the new direction. Don’t forget this promise.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
And if God tells you to, are you going to fight him on that? It didn’t work very well for Jonah, now did it?
Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)
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