Ruth: Lesson in crisis.
Last week we began our study Ruth: A woman like you with Ruth chapter 1. We discovered two powerful lessons from the life of Ruth:
- Ruth did not retreat in the midst of crisis. (The death of her husband.)
- Ruth chose commitment over convenience.
It was her no-retreat commitment in the midst of devastation that led her to Bethlehem where God was preparing an amazing future for her. Ruth’s example challenges us to continue moving forward, even when things don’t turn out like we’ve planned.
I wish I could tell how many times Ruth came to my mind over the last several days while I was in the middle of a mini-crisis. Have you ever had a mini-crisis moment that begins to overwhelm you? My moment started several days ago when I discovered that the video I shot for Ruth Part 2 was corrupted. Sadly, I lack technology skills and so after two days of trying (and failing) to re-create another video I felt defeated. I kept replaying the story of Ruth in my mind, how she remained committed, and didn’t give up. Then I would think about how life didn’t turn out the way she thought it would. Sure, my situation pales in comparison to the loss of her husband. Still, shouldn’t we use the lessons we learn for the big and the small moments of crisis? I think so.
Even though Ruth: A woman like you didn’t happen as I planned, I’m not giving up. I’m going to move forward and conquer this technology giant! Friends, I thank you for your understanding and I invite you to join me again next week for PART 2 of our Ruth study. Chapter 2 is full of life-changing lessons that you won’t want to miss. Seriously, this is where the story starts to get really good!
If you want to make me feel better, you can share one of your mini-crisis moments?!!!