How to return to there from here, part 1
Ruth 1: 6-14
Lucy philosophises to Charlie Brown: “Charlie Brown, life is a lot like this deck chair. Some place it to see where they’ve been and some so they can see where they are at present.”
Charlie Brown sighs: “I can’t even get mine unfolded.”
We live in times when people are wandering aimlessly looking for a purpose for life, looking for that big break, that final deal, that one chance in their circumstance that would make all the difference. At times some of that attitude can rub off on to the Christian. We can be like Charlie Brown, life is passing us by so quickly and everyone else seems to have positioned the deck chair of his or her purpose in life, yet we are so incredibly frustrated because what we are waiting for doesn’t seem to be coming.
Over the next 7 days I am going to give you 7 helps in order to return to there from here. I hope they help!
1. Listening will determine your action.
V6 “When she heard in Moab that the Lord had come …”
Even though in Moab there was no prophetic voice, Naomi heard. You can be in a time and a place where God’s voice seems very distant and yet motivation will come to you when you hear what He is doing in other places.
How she heard we are not told, but she had obviously kept lines of communication open with people back home.
Let us be open to what God is doing in other places and not shut ourselves away, for if we do we just may step into the purpose God has for our lives.