What it Takes
“The foreman replied, ‘She is the Moabitess who came back from Moab with Naomi.’ She said, 'Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.' She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.” Ruth 2:6-7
Have you ever known someone with a strong work ethic; the kind of work ethic that makes others sit up and take notice? That kind of person stands out, especially in a world where so many are looking for a handout. Work is something that shows determination, it shows passion, and it shows character.
When it comes to your relationships, make sure you surround yourself with people who have a strong work ethic. If you are dating someone, make sure they are willing to work at the hard things in life, because it is that kind of work ethic that will result in a healthy relationship. The fact is that relationships take work. They require the effort from both parties for them to be successful. So as you look to establish relationships in your life, make sure you watch the work!
Ask God to help you discern the workers in your life from the shirkers. Pray for Him to guide you and direct you to interact and intersect with people who are willing to establish and the work for a healthy relationship.
Start a list of the main points from Pastor Ed Young’s message. Keep this list handy as a reminder of what a strong relationship requires.
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