Ruth 1:6-7…she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread. Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
Do not stay where you were not destined to be, greater is in store when you go where God wants you to be. The wilderness was less than ideal for the Children of Israel and in some respects it was uncomfortable. They responded to their discomfort by complaining, without recognizing that their discomfort was a nudge to go to the place where God wanted them to be. If God made the wilderness comfortable for them, there would have been little inclination for them to go to a better place. Their discomfort was not aimed at destroying them, but to be used as a catalyst to propel them to something greater. Use your discomfort as a motivation to start making plans to go where God wants you to be.
The discomfort of Naomi and Ruth only disappeared a while after they positioned themselves on the land of Judah, which was where God wanted them to be. Because there was a famine in the land of Judah, Naomi and her husband and two (2) sons went to abide in Moab, where her sons married two Moabites women, one of whom was Ruth. The ten years that Naomi spent in Moab grew increasingly uncomfortable; during that time her husband died then her two sons. She used her discomfort as a motivator to go to the place where God wanted her to be: in Judah the land of praise. Naomi returned to Judah with Ruth being widows and poor as they no longer had the support of the main breadwinner. However, because they were now positioned where God wanted them to be things soon started to change. Ruth married Boaz who was a rich relative of Naomi and that put both women in a better position. Discomfort is turned to comfort when we go where God wants us to be.
Life Application: Diligently make plans and take the necessary steps to go where God has promised or want you to be.
Prayer: Lord, I will go where you lead. Help me to be willing to move out of my comfort zone to dwell where you have called me for greater. In Jesus’ name, amen.