The Right Equation

Can anyone identify with these statements or questions?:

  • How will my unsaved child ever turn to the Lord?
  • How can this situation not overwhelm me?
  • I keep failing…how can I be used effectively by God?
  • I am not qualified or equipped to _____________________.

This equation might look like this:

Weak insignificant me + overwhelming task = failure

Maybe the questions that would help us move forward are:

  • Am I willing to do what God has asked me to do? (Luke 6:46)
  • Do I believe God can do through me all that He intends? (Philippians 2:13)
  • Am I being driven more by fear and avoidance than faith? (Isaiah 41:10)

An equation based on God’s word will look like this:

God through me + any task He asks of me = success

Recently the Lord has presented an opportunity for me to study the book of Jonah in depth, and I know in my heart that it is timely instruction for me. In fact, because the above equations are inspired by the book of Jonah, this post will serve as an introduction to this book over the next few posts.