Chapter 6: Do What You Can
Bible Reading: Ruth 2:1-3
1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.
3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
Chosen Notes From Chapter:
- We cannot allow rejection to convince us to stop trying.
- Ruth was not allowed to glean in the fields with the other women, but she didn’t let the rejection stop her from doing what she could. It may have been the leftovers, but something was better than nothing.
- Sometimes what appears to be left over can become the seeds for future harvests.
- When you face limitations, focus on what you still have and what you still can accomplish. It may not seem like much, but you never know how your seeds planted today might blossom tomorrow.
- Don’t be discouraged; what you see as restrictions could really just be preparation and protection.
- No one knows what purpose can form from your pain, but if you let the hurt blind you, you’ll never see that some collisions are necessary for our destiny.
Questions to Ask Yourself:
- What was your first encounter with a major personal rejection?
- What did you learn from it?
- Did you give up after you were rejected? Why or Why not?
- What’s keeping you from trying once again to pursue your destiny?