“So I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.” – Isaiah 66:4
When you run from God, you are doing more than just not listening to Him. Yesterday, we talked about how to run from God is to run from and miss out on the presence of God. But not only do you miss out on God’s presence, but you also miss out on God’s calling.
When you choose to run from God, you are choosing to say “no” to the calling God has for your life. And that calling is something greater than anything you have ever imagined for yourself. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
See, whatever it is that you have envisioned for your life, your wildest dreams, your greatest fantasies, none of it compares to what God wants to do in your life. It might be different than what you have in mind, but it is even greater. This is what Ephesians 3 tells us. That He can do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.”
But that power is not accessible to us when we choose to run from God. Instead, what we can expect is the harsh punishment mentioned in Isaiah 66:4, “So I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”
The choice is yours. Do you want the harsh treatment that you would dread? Or do you want the calling of God, which equates to immeasurably more than all you could ever ask for? There is no doubt that God will call you outside of your comfort zone at some point or another. It might not be fun, but the consequences of running from Him are even worse. Do not run from God and miss the amazing calling He has in store for you!