Who Is That Friend In Your Life?

Related image“Pick me up and throw me into the sea…and it will become calm.”
Jnh 1:12 NIV


When Jonah boarded a ship going in the opposite direction to God’s will, the crew discovered there’s a high price to pay for allowing the wrong person into your life. So what’s the point? It’s this: God hasn’t authorized you to be somebody else’s life support system. Especially if they’re running from Him, and using you to do it! With Jesus on board you’ll make it through any storm. But when you allow Jonah on board he’ll turn your life upside down, and before it’s over you’ll risk losing everything. Do you seriously think you can fix your Jonah? No. “The Lord…prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah” (v. 17). Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is to wake them up and throw them overboard. As long as you keep rescuing them, you get in God’s way. It’s pride that makes us think we can do what only God can do! Look at Jonah—while the crew was desperately throwing stuff overboard, he was sleeping! He didn’t want to be corrected, he wanted to be comfortable! Do you know someone like that? The reason they haven’t changed is because they’re not ready to! Jonah was so stubborn that he stayed in the belly of the huge fish for three days before he prayed. If that had been you, the moment you spotted “Jaws” you’d have been on your knees calling on God, right? This may be hard to hear, but sometimes the best thing you can do for your Jonah—and yourself—is to throw them overboard and let God rescue them..

Devotional: The Word For You Today

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. This devotional is distributed worldwide. It’s a blessing. It’s called “The Word For You Today”. God bless you 🙂


8 thoughts on “Who Is That Friend In Your Life?

  1. Hi Karen. I have heard several sermons on Jonah and never have I heard or consider this story in this manner before. The Word of God is amazing with unlimited revelations from it. I agree with you that sometimes we harbor some ‘Jonahs’ in our lives and aa you rightly said the best thing that we can do is simply throw them overboard. This sounds harsh but it was Jonah who suggested to the crew to throw him overboard because he recognized that he was the hindrance to the progress of the ship. He was also wise to call upon God to deliver him. Unfortunately, some people refuse to surrender to God so you may have to pray for them while throwing them overboard ☺. I am so blessed by this post that I will share it on my Facebook.


    1. Harriet Tubman was said to have killed slaves that became scared of freedom. If they wanted to turn back, it would be deadly, not that it wasn’t already but a woman had to do what a woman had to do. I don’t know if she knew of Jonah’s story. I’m sure her act was instinctual, perhaps from God also.

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to read and leaving your feedback 😊. This devotional wasn’t written by me. I just wanted to share it but I’m glad you took something away from it. God bless you 🙏🏿.


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