Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Don't Rest Until It's Yours
"And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, 'You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, from the hand of Naomi." Ruth 4:9 NKJV
You know the story about Ruth and Boaz: Ruth returned with Naomi when Naomi decided to return to Israel after the deaths of her husband and sons. Naomi had asked Ruth and Orpah, her daughters-in-law, to return to their lands, Orpah did, but Ruth clung to her. After a while, Naomi took it upon herself to get another husband for Ruth, and that's where Boaz came in.
Boaz was a wealthy relative of Naomi and Ruth worked for him. Naomi told Ruth what to do in order to get his attention and his interest in her, and it worked! Then Naomi said to Ruth, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” And truly, Boaz did not rest until he got what he wanted.
Boaz was the kind of man who went for whatever he wanted without wasting time. There are so many people who procrastinate; they want something, they keep admiring it for a very long time, they think and dream about it, they hope to go for it someday, but for reasons best known to them they don't, and someone else takes it, or it becomes too late for them to have it. Don't be like that: if you want it, go for it as quickly as possible, trusting God to grant you the desires of your heart. Even if you don't succeed, it's better that you tried than not trying at all.