“Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?”
– Psalm 139:7
When God instructed Jonah to go to Nineveh, we read that Jonah, instead, went to Joppa and boarded a ship to Tarshish. Let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that the minute you decide to walk away from God and the plan He has for your life, you are going to find plenty of ships going in the wrong direction. The Devil’s Travel Agency has the motto, “We can always make room for one more.” We get on board these ships all the time. One ship we can call “Busyness.” We fill our schedules, make lots of appointments, and engage in all kinds of activities. But if we get on this ship, we do so at the risk of wandering away from where God wants us to be – and not filling our hearts, or the hearts of others, with a sense of God’s presence.