Marriage isn’t for everyone. But for those who are sick and tired of being lonely, and want to be married, I’m sharing Step Two on how to claim your Boaz. Here it is: Ruth left behind her friends, relatives, and naysayers who didn’t believe in her dream. She chose to follow a God of hope versus returning as her sister-in-law, Orpah, did to her relatives—to what was comfortable.
Ruth chose to follow her mother-in-law to a foreign land with different values and morals. This step is key—the willingness to hold fast to your Christian values. This means you will have to go against the current morals that have crept into our Judeo-Christian society if you’re going to take this walk of faith toward marriage.
I faced many challenges prior to getting married. A date that was good-looking, drove a nice car with a good legitimate job told me he expected sex on the first date. A girlfriend from college told me she was tired of us praying together and decided she would go ahead and have the baby first. She said she could find a husband later. Her biological clock was ticking and she wanted to have children.
I showed my date the door. I supported my girlfriend through her pregnancy, but I had to love her at a distance. My biological clock was ticking too and I was too weak to remain close friends. I had to find other prayer partners who believed that God could bless me with a husband.
This second step will try your faith as a Christian. It is crucial that you have like-minded believers in your inner circle. You can’t run with everyone, even if they attend your church or they’re members of your church singles’ group. You must be willing at times to work in the field by yourself like Ruth in order to realize your dream. You are a princess and as you ascend the air gets thin. Not everyone can breathe at high altitudes. It may be a lonely walk, but in the end, it is well worth the journey. Your Boaz is waiting. I dare you to trust God!