One of the most pertinent books in the Bible for me is the book of Jonah.
In this book of the Bible, the prophet Jonah was called by God to prophecy to the people of Nineveh of the impending destruction of their city, but instead of adhering to the mandate God had for him – he attempted to flee.
He boarded a boat and encountered a storm while attempting to escape (hiding in a crowd, more or less), in order to calm the storm, Jonah lobbied the crowd/his fellow passengers to cast him overboard where he was swallowed by a whale and there he remained (in the belly of the whale) for 3 days before being cast out.
You, me, us…
We are Jonah, in that we are prone (in some point in our lives) to fight going down the path of doing what we are supposed to do.
We choose to embrace cowardice, instead of engaging in combat.
We lie to ourselves because…
Seldom are we brave enough to speak those words of consequence to the biggest hypocrite that we know…
Summarily, we are swallowed up the whale…
Which manifests – as our contradictions and shortcomings.
Speaking those hard truths to the nemesis of self – will allow us to be cast out and back onto our path.
But is it in you, us, me?
To drown, be bound, to be cast upon the rocks?
Will we be choose to consequential and flourish in the valley of purpose?
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