“’For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable’ (Romans 11:29). Images of Jonah going to Joppa and booking fare for Tarshish come to mind as he flees from God’s calling for his life. Still, there is a little Jonah in everyone. Everyone has a pushback, a resistance, a little “Why me?” in them when God’s calling for their life comes clear. Yet, as much as humans might resist, the great good news remains, those holy gifts are eternal blessings.”

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