“And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter” (Ruth 2:2).
Ruth could have justifiably sat and waited wondering what to do, being a foreigner, poor and stranded. But she didn’t! Sometimes your best option is just knowing what to do next, instead of stressing over the whole plan. Ruth’s decision to venture into the field for gleaning reflects a high level of wisdom in the midst of an uncertain situation. She benefitted from her loyalty to Naomi, the mentor who had the inside story. This mentor knew principles and opportunities her protege, alien to the Scriptures, had no way of knowing. Naomi would coach Ruth regarding God’s provision for the poor and the kinsman opportunity. Likewise, let divine wisdom enable you to recognise the principles, opportunities & mentors God has strategically placed around you for your survival and progress.