Silence the voice of discouragement – Ruth 1: 14 – 19a
She clung on to her dream, v14.
To Cling means to fasten together with glue or cement.
Naomi was Ruth’s dream, her destiny.
Her future would be through Naomi.
There was no way she was going to stay when Naomi was leaving.
In order to cling on to your dream, you need to let go of your reality.
If your reality is more important than your dream then that is all you’re going to have.
If your reality is all you think about and speak about then that is all that will remain.
We are told in 2:11 that Ruth’s parents were still alive, in 1:8 we can see that their home was still available to Ruth, all that Ruth knew was in Moab, it was her world. But it wasn’t her dream.
I believe some need to let go of the tough time they are in by not complaining about their reality anymore.
To be able to say ‘My reality is not more important than my dream.’
Once you have let go of your reality you will be able to cling on to your dream.