We run from God’s calling for so many different reasons but they all can be summed up by this – something is more important to us than God. That desire is more important. That thing is more important. That person is more important. That comfort level and security are more important. We run from God’s calling when something else is more important to us.
Jonah ran because of nationalism, fear, doubt, comfort, and probably a little bit of racism.
Stop today and take a look at your life. What is more important to you than God? What are you letting take precedence over his calling for you as a believer? Take time to ask God to help you realign your priorities.