Learn To Face Reality
Ruth went to glean and found herself in the field of Boaz.
Her hard work, reputation, and humility granted her favour in the sight of Boaz, her kinsman Redeemer. Boaz invited Ruth to have lunch with him. From what was offered her, she kept some to take home for her mother-in-law, Naomi, who most probably was hungry.
1. She faced the reality that she left a hungry widow and mother-in-law at home.
What is the state of your parents at home?
What is the state of your family at home?
2. Satisfaction is a psychological issue.
There is the centre in the brain that regulates the sensation of satisfaction. You can personally regulate it as it concerns all aspects of life.
Ruth could have finished the lunch and thrown away the remnants.
I have had some wasteful friends. The same meals, drinks, provisions, and money God’s grace helped me to manage, they squandered away. Many have nothing to show for the privileges.
3. A significant part of what you admire from so-called motivational speakers are hyped up.
Learn to face the reality of your level, background, and your future.
I was in the office of a big pastor one day as a guest preacher, and I don’t know what brought up the discussion about clothes and dressing, but he just subtly told me that he does not pay for his clothes. Fortunately for me, his phone rang and the clothier who supplied him clothes called to remind of his bills. The bill then was too much for me to afford. He was either trying to insinuate that people buy his clothes, or he wanted to create a wrong impression of creditworthiness and debit living.
I have only one necklace; I bought it for my mother-in-law’s burial.
I love good dressing, but it must not take a significant percentage of my time and money.
Note: The books I sold from the honorarium I mentioned should be about N600,000 then; I’m not sure of the exact amount because it’s about 15 years back.
God Bless You.