If you recall, Jonah was asked to do something that he did not want to do. In fact, he was willing to die rather than to do something that he did not want to do. We need to remember that life is not about us, but about doing the will of God. Christ’s prayer to His Father was, “Not my will, but your will be done,” is also an example for us. We need to pray to know God’s will and do it regardless of how we feel or think about His will for our lives. So next time someone asks you to do something, check in with God and don’t let yourself get in the way.
Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Luke 22:42 (NIV)
42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."