How can we learn the roadmap to happiness from the story of Jonah? It all starts with where we get our purpose. Like Jonah, we all have the opportunity to be “inside the fish” – to look at our lives seriously and see where we are and where we’re headed. Are we trying to get our purpose from status, others’ approval, or money? Or will we grab hold of the vision God has for our lives that is so much bigger than us?
- Read the book of Esther. God had a purpose that was bigger than her, but like Jonah, Esther initially was afraid and resisted it. After getting help from prayer and friends, Esther lived out a destiny that was greater than anything she could have accomplished alone.
- Read the Devotional – Don’t Settle for Surviving: 3 Steps to Start Dreaming Again to learn more about how to push past the temptation to stay comfortable and live out the dream and purpose God has for you.
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