“Ruth had to forsake the familiar and comfortable in order to receive God’s best for her life.”
This quote comes from a book I am currently reading with a mentor entitled, “Lady in Waiting”. You see, Ruth had to leave everything – I mean EVERYTHING – behind in order to fulfill the plans God had for her life. And it wasn’t just so that she could, in her singleness, fulfill some great destiny. She wasn’t just being used.
She was chosen. In her humility and obedience to God, she was given an incredible husband who wasn’t forced or sought out. Her Boaz favored her in his sight, and all she had to do – like any woman – is respond.
I feel like it’s so easy for women to chase a man. To look to him as their source of life.
But such is never true. You will only reopen the same wound over and over again, never finding resolve, and remaining thirsty for more.
The ultimate satisfaction and center of any single woman’s life is found in Jesus Christ. And don’t, in singleness, assume that marriage is the goal. Because it isn’t. Both singleness and marriage are of equal value to God. What matters most, whether single or married, is that your heart is focused, above all else, on God.
A single life without God is void. Likewise, a married life.
2 Peter 1:3 – 4:
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Just like Ruth forsake the familiar to live out a greater calling, so must we in order to live free from the corruption that is in this world.
The world’s gifts, though pleasurable, come with a guarantee of death and decay. Temporary. Finite. Limited.
God’s gifts, though often unseen, come with a promise of power, freedom, and eternal life. Forever. Infinite. Limitless.
So what, now, will you choose?
God has so much more for you that what is in front of you.
Open the door.