God divines His will and directs us where He wants us to go. Yet it is up to us to hear his voice and follow this direction. Sometimes there’s too much chatter in our mind to allow us to properly discern what God is telling us. Other times we’re like Jonah, deliberately ignoring God’s call and running away from his commands. Salvation is a gift He gives us, but joy is a result of our giving back to the Lord through obedience.
“Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.” – Psalms 112:1 NIV