When Jessica accepted her role as the new children’s leader of her church, she didn’t know everything that was in store. Fresh off of graduating from Bible college she just wanted to be used by God. Her pastor approached her and asked if she would take over. While she felt unqualified, she agreed to do it. Going forward in faith she was trusting the Lord would be with her.
But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.
Naomi was married to a Jewish man who moved his family to Moab when there was a famine in the land. While they were there, the husband and her two sons passed away. This left her with her two daughters-in-law, one of which was Ruth. Naomi told them to go back to their families, but Ruth refused and went back to Judah with her. Going back would’ve assured her a future husband and a family, going forward there were no guarantees.
Which Will You Choose?
Sometimes God gives us a choice. Will we go forward into uncertainty and will we go back to what is known. There is nothing wrong with going back, but if we want to realize what God has for us, we have to go forward. We may not know what is going to happen or where we are going to go we need to trust Jesus and let him take care of the rest. If the Holy Spirit is nudging your heart, go in faith.
Risk Vs. Reward
Many of the great testimonies of God doing something miraculous started with the person going forward in the midst of uncertainty. Many times they had to go through numerous times like that. What they were rewarded with was seeing their faith grow and God do an incredible work. Go forward today.