“Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring [it] to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.” Jonah 1:10-12
“So they took up, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.” Jonah 1:15
Sometimes, when we have problems we try to avoid it without necessarily confronting it although we may know the solution. Like Jonah, there are people who are rowing around their problems whilst the main cause remains in the boat. The time has come for you to deal with the problems in your life.
Although the sailors knew that Jonah was the cause of their problem, they tried to solve it using other means. Finally, they took him up and cast him into the sea. Problem solved!
There are people in relationships that will not lead to marriage yet decide to stay on because they believe it can work. He does not return your calls when you call him; he does not reply your emails. In such a situation, even if you send a card like a bed sheet to him on Valentine’s Day, things will still not change.
If there is someone in your shop who is always stealing from you, the time has come to stop trying to change him; you cannot. It is time to sack him! It is time to stop rowing because the harder you row, the more problems you may encounter.