14 Lessons I Learned from Ruth

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I have always been fascinated with the Book of Ruth, so much so that I created a personal branding workshop based on Ruth’s journey. I’m currently using the information from the workshop to write a book titled The Woman Survives and Thrives. Of course, during this process I am learning even more about her and have learned 14 Lessons from Ruth.

14 Lessons Learned

No one knows who wrote the Book of Ruth, but there is a great consensus that either Samuel, Hezekiah, or David wrote it. Written during the latter period of the time of Judges, Ruth shows how God uses simple people in ordinary situations to accomplish his perfect purpose. She is the great-grandmother of King David.

This post is simply a list. You can read the corresponding scripture here.

14 Lessons From Ruth

  1. Be Committed (Ruth 1:16)
  2. Stand Out from the Crowd (Ruth 2:5)
  3. Work Hard (Ruth 2:7)
  4. Ask Questions (Ruth 2:10)
  5. Be Kind (Ruth 2:11)
  6. Be Generous (Ruth 2:18)
  7. Location Matters (Ruth 2:21)
  8. Seek Wise & Godly Counsel (Ruth 2:23)
  9. Follow Instruction (Ruth 3:6)
  10. Communicate Your Needs and Wants (Ruth 3:9)
  11. Discretion is Ladylike (Ruth 3:14)
  12. Be Patient (Ruth 3:18)
  13. Allow Him to Get Permission to Be with You (Ruth 4:3-4).
  14. Bear Fruit (Ruth 4:13)

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on Amazon.com.

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