A Bad Attitude Brings Delays

26 April 2018 | By Sheryl Rajesh

We all have read or heard about the life of Jonah and the big fish. He has been quoted many times during lessons of disobedience to God.

. The name Jonah actually means to make peace, however he choose to run away from making peace in the city of Nineveh.
Jonah had a bad attitude towards the assignment he was chosen for.

Jonah’s choices teach us that a bad attitude causes delay.

I reckon, we too have a bad attitude in some assignments we are chosen for. It is clear without a doubt that God has instructed us to… lay hands on that sick Aunt who had beaten you up when you were a child, or share the gospel with a colleague who back-stabbed you last year, or encourage your brother/sister who had hurt you in the past.

Like Jonah, we keep choosing the opposite path which is causing a delay.

Jonah’s confession reveals his bad attitude. (Read Jonah 4:1-3)

Jonah hated the people of Nineveh, because of their sins. According to proud Jonah, the people of Nineveh did not deserve to be forgiven.

Secretly we too have a bad attitude towards some people by thinking they do not deserve forgiveness or they do not need prayers.

Jesus died and rose from the dead for you and for them too.

We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), no one deserves it, no one has earned it. However we have Jesus our living hope, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).

Action Point: A confession to God about our bad attitude will open our hearts for the Holy Spirit to work in us and bring a positive tangible change. When we accept to be changed in our hearts, the delays will leave from our life.

You will see a positive shift in your heart and your life.