I began to think about how this works in the spiritual realm as well. It is only when people get sick and tired of being where they are that any real spiritual change takes place. Jonah decided he didn’t want to answer the call of God on his life, so he went away from it and then his life continued to head in a downward path. He went down to Joppa, down in the boat, down into the sea, and then down into the fish's belly. We have to go down to be able to look up. Look at what Jonah said when he got sick and tired.
Jonah 2:2-3, 7-9
2 I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
When Jonah got sick and tired of being where he was, he changed his thinking and God could finally get him going in the right direction. Sometimes we need a situation or a circumstance that we have to get sick and tired of to finally do what we need to do. So if you find yourself in the same place, doing the same thing, getting the same results, while you continue to expect something new (that’s the definition of insanity), and you know God wants more out of you, then maybe it’s time to get sick and tired. I’m not sure why we are like this, but it seems we have to get so completely fed up with where we are, that we are willing to go someplace new in God. And no, I’m not talking about a different church, a different physical address, or even a different man or woman in your life. I’m talking about not being content with being sick and tired of where you are in God. Instead that you’ll answer the call! Move up, move out, or at the least, move somehow. God has plans for you, but being sick and tired is not part of any of them.
May God richly bless you out of your sick and tired state,