You’ll Always Arrive Where God Sends You
We have all been sent.
I’m still mulling over a sermon Pastor Mark Jobe shared last week on Jonah: We can run from where God sends us, but we’ll ultimately end up where we’re sent.
Over the last week I’ve thought about the running I’ve done in my own life:
To relationships; away from a deeper relationship with God
To food; away from my feelings
To busyness; away from self care
To investing in others; away from investing in myself
To anger; away from grace
To comfort; away from facing my fears
To the known; away from the unknown
Running made the journey to where I was sent so much more difficult than it should have been. Running led me on detours like stress, anxiety, resentment, trauma, and addiction. Years (actually, in some instances it’s more like a decade) later I’ve finally arrived in the places where I was sent.
God has work cut out for us in the places he sends us. When we stop running and allow ourselves to be sent God shows up and works through us.