But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God."--Ruth 1:16(NLT)
Would you believe the key to overcoming insecurity is rooted in helping others? As we have been studying the lives of Joseph (Genesis 37-41) and Ruth (Ruth 1-2), our pastor revealed something that Joseph and Ruth had in common. They both cared about others and were committed to seeing others succeed, even when they were in a place of personal distress. For Joseph, although he was in prison, he noticed that two of his fellow inmates (the baker and the butler) were sad. Little did he know that his concern for them would be the catalyst to him becoming ruler and lord over Egypt (Genesis 41). For Ruth, her decision not to leave her mother-in-law, Naomi, launched her into her destiny as Boaz' wife (Ruth 4:10) and into the genaelogy of Christ (Matthew 1:5).
Who are you concerned about today? Who can you help along the way? Who can you encourage today? Who can you cheer on--even in the midst of your own personal struggle or hardship? Making a decision to be concerned about someone else will not only impact the person, but will also free you of insecurity as well as unlock your blessings, as in the cases of Joseph and Ruth.
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