Eyore The Prophet

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eyoreNow the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Jonah 3:1-3

Jonah is known as the reluctant prophet. He is a bit like Eyore from Winnie the Pooh. He gets down very easily. He sees the negative. I do like the fact that when the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, he obeyed. That is something very positive to say about him. And his message was received and over a hundred thousand people were saved. If God can use a prophet with an Eyore personality, imagine what He can do with someone who is fun, engaging and positive?!

How about me? Am I using my God-given personality for His purpose? Am I obedient? How quickly do I respond to God’s call? Does God have to appoint a great fish for me to bring about obedience?

God, as this day unfolds, I am open to what You have in mind. I will do my best to respond the first time Your word comes to me.

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