We keep sending people away from our real story because we want a healthy story. Yet, there is hope in the whole story. It can end well, it can be changed. But if you get yourself closed off, you’re not only injured, you’re also isolated and your story isn't supposed to be lived alone.
So Ruth, against all odds, stays with Naomi and they get back to Israel. Then they end up in Boaz’s field. And in the midst of this, who is giving Ruth all the ins and outs of what she should do? Naomi. Naomi helped change Ruth’s life, helped change Ruth’s story because she understood the culture, she understood what was going on. Finally married, they have a son named Obed, who became the father of Jesse, who became the father of David. But what would have happened had Ruth stayed back in the foreign land? (I figure God would have another way of doing it but David wouldn’t be in the line.) I believe your desire to be alone is the enemy’s attempt to destroy your destiny. Don’t face it alone. You can’t, and you should not, face real life alone. We need each other. As you allow others to take part in your life, you may be bringing healing to their lives, as they bring healing to yours. Ruth’s life was changed and healed because Naomi took interest in her. But in the end Naomi’s life was healed, as well, because Ruth helped heal her.
How you handle your story will help determine the outcome of someone else’s story.
Scripture References: Mark 5:1-20; Revelations 12:11; John 4:1-42; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10; The Book of Ruth
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