In his commentary on the book of Ruth, Warren Wiersbe said “we can’t control the circumstances of life, but we can control how we respond to them”. This has never rang more true in my life. Though I can’t go into the details of my circumstance, I will say that the changes have been quite drastic.
The Lord has been working on me, and preparing me for ministry for a very long time. Though I’ve been praying for His leading, I admit that in my sin nature, I’ve been inpatient, unhappy, and even as bitter as Naomi. I’ve tried to take things in my own hands and failed miserably. It’s been said that nine-tenths of our unhappiness is a result of selfishness, and it is an insult cast in the face of God.
Have you been there? Has your selfishness been an insult cast in the face of the Almighty. Mine sure has; but like Ruth, I’ve decided to trust in the Lord wholeheartedly. After all, only He has the words that give eternal life.
If we want to be used in mighty ways, a transformation HAS to take place.
Will you join us as we transform and commit our hearts to the Almighty, and spend the next four Tuesdays in the book of Ruth? We will be using Warren Wiersbe’s Be Committed commentary as a study guide.
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