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9/20/13 at 11:36 AM 0 Comments

Someone Has Their Eye on You

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There's a young lady in Scripture by the name of Ruth. Ruth went through a great disappointment. Her husband was killed in a battle, and the future didn't look very bright for her. She moved to a new city with her mother-in-law, Naomi. But instead of sitting around saying, "Poor old me" in self-pity, Ruth reached out and helped take care of Naomi. Not only that, she got up every morning very early and went out into the fields and gathered up the leftover wheat that the reapers had missed.

One day, the owner of that field noticed Ruth. His name was Boaz. He noticed how beautiful she was and what a hard worker she was. What's interesting is that Ruth didn't know anybody was watching her. She didn't even know who Boaz was. She just kept working hard, doing her best, and caring for Naomi.

The point to think about today is that even though you may not realize it, somebody has their eyes on you. A supervisor is noticing your excellence. A manager is noticing your character. A friend is noticing your faithfulness. If you are single, you may think there is nobody to meet, but you don't know who God is about to bring into your life. You don't know who has their eyes on you.

Long story short, Ruth and Boaz fell in love and ended up getting married. Ruth no longer had to work in the field—she owned the field! Like Ruth you may have gone through a difficult time, but let me tell you, God has another Boaz out there. God has already lined up somebody to notice you, somebody to befriend you, somebody to promote you, somebody to make your life more fulfilled. That disappointment was not the end. It's a new beginning. It may have been a setback, but God has already lined up the right people to help you come back. Trust and believe that God has His best in store. He has the opportunities lined up; He has good breaks and favor in store for your future. He has the right people in the right positions ready to give you a hand up. Always remember that someone has their eye on you!

"…She asked him, 'Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?' Boaz replied, 'I've been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.'" (Ruth 2:10-12, NIV)

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