This scripture just struck me like a lightening bolt. Fear filled my heart as I read it.
It is the light of the Word that’s bringing to light that when I fear people, their opinions and even their threats more than God, in that instant I serve man. Do I sometimes serve fear more than God?
The answer to this question doesn’t come easy. Not because it is a difficult one; because it is not the one I’d rather give every time. Sometimes I do let fear get the best of me and I end up not serving God nor His purposes for others.
Thus when the motives for my action are in fear of people, I serve people more than I do God. Unsettling!
I must remember that God is jealous. He will only have me if He has complete ownership and not as a shareholder.
The only approval of me that matters is His. Not my approval of myself or anyone of me. His.
I Am Jonah.
God help me. Sometimes I want to please man, more than you. There are times I am aware of this and at other times I realise this when I’m already caught up.
Give me courage to disappoint man, especially when I am that man. In my life be supreme. I am wholly yours. May my love and respect for you be stronger than the desire to be loved by man. May you be the first and only say in my life. Amen.