SNow it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons…And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.
Ruth 1:1-5
In the above passage, we see how Elimelech and his family left Bethlehem and went to live in the land of Moab, among a people who worshipped idols and not the God of Israel. This decision did not turn out well for this family. In fact, it caused blessings to die in their lives one after the other. First, the father himself died, following which the sons who married the women of Moab died.
Every time we go into locations, enter into relationships, or venture into things where God is absent, we will begin to see our blessings leaving us one after the other.

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Don’t let famines in your life to make decisions

But one may say a famine caused the family to move. It seemed like they did it for the family’s survival. It may have seemed like the right thing to do, yet the Bible doesn’t mention that they heard God regarding it or that it was God’s will for them to move out of Bethlehem.

That opportunity in your life may seem like a blessing that has come your way, but did that come from the Lord? That relationship may seem like the perfect one, but did God approve of it? That business opportunity offered to you may seem exciting, but is God with you in it?

Girls, before you make any decision in life, make sure God is with you in it. If not, it is better to wait than to regret it later.

Don’t let the famine in your life make you make decisions. Maybe you see all your friends married or in relationships. Don’t let that loneliness or pressure make you get into relationships that God has not approved of.

Know God’s Perfect Will

Israel was God’s nation. Though He punished them for their sins, He never left them nor forsook them. That was God’s promise to Israel. If Elimelech knew the location of the grace on his life, he wouldn’t have moved out, regardless of any famine.

Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, however, was wise enough to see the grace of God in Naomi’s life despite the fact that they lost their husbands. This decision of hers to remain in God’s will eventually caused her to be rewarded and restored with greater blessings, to the point where she became the great grandmother of King David and in the lineage of King Jesus.

God’s perfect will for your life is the location of grace, blessings, and protection over you. Know God’s will for your life and choose to remain in it despite what famine you see so that God may raise you up in due time.

Wait on the Lord and allow Him to work in your life. When you honor God’s will and timing, He will honor you with more than you could have ever asked or imagined.

In every area of your life, whether it’s finding a partner, choosing your friends, pursuing a career, or entering a business, no matter how confident or qualified you may seem to be, seek to know the will of God regarding it. That way, you save yourself from regrets.

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