Jonah ran away because he was afraid to measure his manly strength against being what God wanted him to be. He felt he could map put his own destiny remote from difficult jobs like the one God appointed him to.

Like Jonah our first response to the difficulties of recovery could be ‘RUN’. But the longer we persevere in recovery the more we realise it is more comfortable to travel with God in the direction He has mapped out for each of us than it is to flee to a lost existence.

Jonah 1:3 Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord.