Acts 8:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
8 And Saul approved of their killing him.
The Church Persecuted and Scattered
On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
When we get out of alignment with God, our life goes in the wrong direction. Watch out for personal ambition and selfishness. These will lead you down the wrong path. Be compelled by love. What is God calling you to do? Are you running from his call?