She returned home after many years of sojourning in Moab. She didn’t come alone; she had her widowed daughter-in-law in tow. Both widowed and with no support, they had to fend for themselves somehow.

So Ruth decided to go out into the fields to glean some grain for food. “…And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.” Ruth 2:3

There, she met Boaz, the wealthy owner of the field, who told her to come into his field anytime to glean and gave instructions to his workers to treat her well.

Of course, Ruth didn’t just happen to enter Boaz’s land. That was no happenstance. God was indeed ordering her steps. Eventually, Boaz married Ruth and the rest is history.

See, Ruth had many reasons not to have ventured out into the fields: she was a foreigner, didn’t know anyone, probably didn’t speak the language, and didn’t know the culture all that well. Yet, she stepped out against these odds.

The moment she did, God ordered her steps into the right place and to the right people. God had already made provision for Boaz to encounter Ruth but had she stayed at home, the meeting would not have occurred.

Ruth was open to God’s leading; she took a step and God moved.

I’m here to encourage you to take that step you’ve been contemplating. Move in your weakness, move in your fear and uncertainty. Unless you do, you may never know what God has for you on the other side.


Love, Lady Monica ❤️

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