Let Them Go

When Naomi left Moab with her two daughters-inlaw, Ruth and Orpah, only one went all the way back to Bethlehem with her. Orpah decided to turn back. She still loved Naomi, but she couldn't commit to the long term relationship or pay the cost involved. Notice that Naomi never gets angry or tries to persuade her to stay. She simply moves on. There will be some people who start the journey with you but they won't go the distance. It doesn't make them bad people. They may even care deeply about you. They just don't have what it takes, they haven't the same vision as God has given you, they are of a different spirit.

Don't be discouraged. Let them go. Move on.

Anything or anyone who leaves you was never meant to be part of your future.

Ruth remained. She bound herself in covenant to Naomi and through her faithfulness they both found great blessing and favor.

It's the same with you. God will send the right people into your life who will go where you go, no matter what the cost, and blessing, favor and abundance will flow from the relationship.


Ruth 1:6-7,14-19

“When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” But Ruth replied, “Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem.“

1 John 2:19

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.”

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