There was a time in my life when I was confused and on my own. Then, I had seen and experienced so many things that had started forming a strong basis for my belief and perspective about life. And most of them weren’t healthy ones.

People I held dear to my heart and some friends that I depended on left me. This broke me down and I believed I had a problem.

Philippians 4:8

[8] Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious–the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

My mind was filled with a lot of unhealthy thoughts that dragged and kept pulling me down. I couldn’t get myself out of that situation, and I couldn’t even pray or talk to God.

But then, I remember praying before that time for God to bring someone into my life, someone for me to look up to and draw strength from. God linked me with this person even when I least expected, and gradually I got close monitoring and mentoring, and I found myself again. Who is your mentor? Whose footsteps are you following?

Ruth 1:16-17

[16] But Ruth said, “Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god;
[17] where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me GOD–not even death itself is going to come between us!”

Ruth understood the principle of mentorship and she used it to her advantage. Even when her situation required pity, she kept moving in all obedience to her mother-in-law.

Ruth never questioned Naomi’s instructions, she simply obeyed, trusting in the years of experience Naomi had in the land. From being a dejected widow, she became a woman whose generation begot the Messiah.

Ruth 1:5-6

[5] Ruth said, “If you say so, I’ll do it, just as you’ve told me.”
[6] She went down to the threshing floor and put her mother-in-law’s plan into action.

Are you tired of following God ‘blindly‘? Or the key people he has placed in your life? Have you become nonchalant to instructions? Or do you now pride yourself in your ability to do things your way without guidance?

It’s simple. Ask God for grace and strength to keep following Him blindly no matter the height you attain. And you’ll have enough energy to pull through following the set men He has placed in your life.

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