I will probably be judged one day because of my eagerness to push the hot buttons of men, (and women), of the cloth.
However, from time to time a pastor will ask if I am also a minister.
I reply, “No, not me. I have this Jonah / Ninevah thing going on.”
For those who may not get that lingo, it can be interpreted as such, “God told me to go, I said no.”
They see through my sarcasm and hopefully realize I am more than happy to go wherever God would send me.
Yet, we each have a “Go, no go.”, somewhere in our life.
A plan, a dream, a goal, a desire, that you know is deeply buried inside of you.
You know before God that you are supposed to step out there and do it.
But you keep saying no.
We each have those areas.
Someone just today told me of two new opportunities they recently stepped out into but previously had declined to pursue.
Here’s a quote from them.
“Once I began, it seemed so natural. I am discovering who I am meant to be.”
Make a Go list.
Then make a No Go list.
Go ahead. You won’t offend God with your honesty.
Jonah had a Go / No Go list.
In fact Jonah had a third list.
It was the Throw list.
Because God told him to go, and Jonah said no, God said that is fine, let’s do it your way.
I will throw you into the midst of a great storm. Because of you, men are going to throw you overboard, I am going to then throw you into the belly of a great fish, and you are going to so sicken the great fish that it will then throw you up onto the shore.
After that, Jonah found his way to Ninevah.
Stop the Go / No Go.