Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.Ruth 3:3 NKJV
The verse quoted spoke to me in a different way today and after sharing with a friend, I thought about you too. Sharing is caring after all. Here’s what we learnt…
Anoint yourself — be built up. Have substance to you. We are all unique, but it is important for us to value that uniqueness. The skills, gifts and talents you have are only as valuable as you treat and invest in them. Build yourself up by using the very things already at your disposal. As you do this intentionally — you improve your quality of life.
Put on your best garment — show up with excellence in whatever you do. Simple.
Go down to the threshing floor — don’t be ashamed to do the dirty work necessary to win, be humble! Whoa, hold up. Ruth was told to anoint herself right? Which is equivalent to dressing up and looking good in today’s world. Yet she was instructed to go to a place where a person who is supposedly “looking good” shouldn’t go. Always be willing to get off your high horse — humility goes a long way.
Do not make yourself known — your work and character should speak for you, again be humble and patient even when it’s in your power to make the first move. Allow God’s plan to unfold. This not making yourself known business is about trusting God. Being disciplined enough to have the upper hand and not abuse it. To know God’s promises, but not force things to happen — surrender!
Until he has finished eating and drinking — the availability of opportunity is not a guarantee that it is ready for you. Be willing to wait on the process. God gives the green light, not your feelings or desires.
Sending love to you.