Elijah and Jonah
Both prophets. Both call by God. Different responses.
God called Elijah to confront Ahab. He went. God called Jonah to confront the Ninevites. He ran.
What is God calling you to do in your marriage? As a father?
Are you walking toward God? Are you walking away? You can only be doing one.
Have you ever considered what God is calling you to do? Sure – you could say that God hasn’t “called” you to do anything, but the magnitude of your calling depends on what you call it. Your marriage could be your calling. Maybe you disagree; however whatever you call it…that’s what it is going to be. I suggest that we – as husbands – examine what God calls us to do in Ephesians 5.
Is it hard? Yes. Is it always fair and balanced? No. Will it help you achieve the marriage that God intends for you? I am willing to bet – yes. We need to stop calling it like we see it because God calls it differently because He knows what it can be.
Love you wife like Christ loved the church; and then let God handle the rest.
In case you are not familiar with the story of Jonah; then I will share this….Jonah ran, but he could not out run what God called him to do.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.