You’ve heard it said, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” Ruth could write a book about it. She stepped out in faith and by her actions and her words, she proposes marriage to Boaz.  She risked it all!  As I noted earlier, Ruth is a true fighter. She left her home and went to a completely unknown place. Then she takes the situation she was blessed with and put it all on the line for something better.

Jackman says, “There are many times when we cannot see how it is going to work out, but that is no reason not to trust God, commit our way to Him, and act. Some Christians seem to be sitting down and waiting, throughout their entire lives, because they are always requiring God to show them more before they launch out and trust Him. It is possible to be so afraid of making mistakes that we do nothing. But, provided our lives are in a right relationship with God and we honestly want to go His way and not our own, He gives us permission to launch out in faith, to risk for His sake, even to get it wrong and to fail.”

A poet once wrote:

Life is a leaf of paper white
Whereon each one of us may write
His word or two, and then comes night.

Greatly begin! though thou have time
But for a line, be that sublime—
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.