Are you a reluctant witness for Jesus? God can, has, and will use even those who are reluctant. We must see people as God sees them – eternally valuable and made in His image – in order to impact this generation. There is great division between groups in our society, and such an atmosphere can create bitterness and resistance to the call of the Lord to reach out to others. Jonah’s storm prevented him from fleeing his calling. Seek the face of God even amidst whatever storm you are going through!
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.