Have you Boycotted the Journey?
Has the journey to your destiny been too long a ride that you decided to turn back or create a shortcut? Jonah tried to boycott his assignment, but it didn’t go well with him initially. Moses boycotted the process of speaking to the rock rather than striking it, and it went bitter with him.
Sometimes I believe God just watch to see how far we can go with our plans. He knows there’s no place we can run to without Him reaching us. Psalm 139: 7 says ‘Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your Presence?’ God can still reach us no matter where we go. You can ask Jonah about this, and he’ll attest to this statement.
Moses tried as well when God said speak to the rock he thought hitting will be better, but it cost him his life and destiny. Why do we boycott if I may ask? Is it fear? Insecurity? Think we know better? Or just wanting to have our way? I’ve tried to boycott a couple of times, but most of them cost me pain.
We like creating shortcuts and easy way access in life that cost us so much down the line. We call it ‘Time Saving.’ Everyone is looking for ways to save time and money. When you ask someone to do something, and they can’t get any results within an hour, the next thing they ask is ‘is there another way out, a shortcut?’ No one wants to ‘waste time’ as we call it, doing something without results within a short while.
I understand this principle of saving time, and I am in no way trying to condemn it. But I found out that because we are so used to the ‘time saving’ slogan as part of our everyday life, we unknowingly apply it to God’s purpose and timing for our lives most of the time. Jonah’s excuse, in summary, was ‘why do I have to take the trouble of going all the way to Nineveh when I already know the outcome of the journey? Don’t we also do that most times? ‘Why going there, when I know what’s going to happen? It’s a waste of time.’ That’s you and I reasoning. However, God says go, and He sure has a reason.
Most of us today are running, I mean from God and His purpose for our lives. Yes, the journey might be long, but the end will be worth the time invested and the wait. However, a lot of us give up before getting to the end because we think we know what the outcome is going to be, so choosing to boycott and going our way as we deem suitable becomes the perfect substitute. Why are we running away? Is it due to pressure, eager for fame or sometimes fear of the unknown? I believe the latter maybe for many of us. Because we don’t know what the unknown looks like or pretend to know, so we boycott the journey.
When are you going to stop running? And who’s chasing you if I may ask?
Running away from your assignment or destiny will only end up with an unfulfilled life.
The Bible tells us that Jesus came to give us abundant life, life to the full until it overflows. The only way to enjoy this overflowing life is to avoid boycotting and tarry in God’s process of taking you through His planned out and well-designed pattern for your life’s journey no matter how long the wait.
Are you planning on boycotting? Don’t boycott the ride, let God take you through.
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