During our study of Jonah Navigating a Life Interrupted, author Priscilla Shirer asked us at the end of each chapter to write a short list of navigation skills. I really enjoyed this aspect of the lesson and the tiny space she gave us to write each summary. It helps us to “shorten” our language into a few words and sentences for navigating a life interrupted. Below are the navigation skills I learned while participating in this six-week online bible study. Your navigation skills may be different than mine.

My Navigation Tools from Week 1

  • Prepare to be interrupted.
  • Partner with God
  • Accept the Divine Intervention 100%
  • Be a manager, not an owner
  • Do not listen to feelings, listen to the heart

My Navigation Tools from Week 2

  • Do not delay obedience.
  • Do not run when God calls.
  • Do not give in to temptation.
  • Do not ignore God.
  • Always expect God’s goodness, even in my rebellion.

My Navigation Tools from Week 3

  • Look for signs from God that I’m headed in the wrong direction.
  • Look for and accept God’s discipline.
  • Align myself with God, always.
  • Go with God’s will, not mine.
  • Depend on scripture verses for desperate prayers.

My Navigation Tools from Week 4

  • God allows second chances.
  • Allow God to find me, don’t hide.
  • Take the long road to God’s will, shortcuts not acceptable.
  • Move forward without dependence on perfection.
  • Act on his will. Sacrifice on His command.

My Navigation Tools from Week 5

  • Speak in Love (His name)
  • I’m never outmatched with God inside my heart.
  • God sets the course before the game.
  • Obedience equals results.
  • Place hope in a compassionate God.

My Navigation Tools from Week 6

  • Accept the will of God without complaint.
  • Walking by the Spirit does not permit anger at God.
  • Align my priorities with God.
  • Divine Discipline is an act of God’s love.
  • See the world from God’s perspective.

Look back through your six-week bible study and read the navigation skills you wrote down. Find a few of your favorites and share them here with the group.

Navigating my way with God beside me,