Don't Let Circumstances "Eat" You

Do you know what the "Jonah Principle" is? You should! This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLovenotes #Bible #Jonah

Sometimes "detours" in our lives are part of God's divine plan. (Read about one of mine: Hello & Goodbye)

These detours happen when we misunderstand God's purpose or get ahead of His plans. 

That's when God uses a "detour" to prepare us for a future blessing.

But there's another type of detour that isn't natural or good.

It's a "Jonah detour," and follows the Jonah Principle: 

"If you run from God, expect to be eaten by circumstances."

God called Jonah, Jonah ran, and God detoured him into the belly of a big fish (Jonah 1).

We look at Jonah and think "How ridiculous! You can't run from God!"

But I imagine Jonah's thought processes were similar to ours when we "run" from Scripture passages that tell us to deny ourselves, be holy, earnestly seek God, avoid sexual immorality, seek His Kingdom first...

Today let's ask God if we're running away from His purposes in any area of our lives. 

As soon as we acknowledge our sin, God can "spit" us out of the "belly of disobedience" and back into action.


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Do you know what the "Jonah Principle" is? You should! Otherwise, your circumstances might "eat" you! This 1-minute devotion explains.


  1. We should always follow the lord Jesus nd face circustances that life bring you The lord will help you deal with then always praised the Lord Jesus nd aboy been another Johna.

  2. Sometimes the circumstances of life drive you to insanity,but when you follow the lord anything g can be acomplish in life.follow the lord for a better life n eternal peace.

  3. Thanks so much for this message! God has used it to remind me of something important I have been running away from.