But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.”
Ruth 1:16‭-‬17 NKJV

The fulfilment of all God’s wonderful promises usually takes time. The period between when the promise is given and its fulfilment is sometimes characterised by trials and tribulations. Part of God’s purpose for allowing such to happen is to test our character.

Adversity is one of the ways God tests and exposes character. Genuine and authentic character is not based on what you say but on what you do. True character persists in adversity or prosperity. Godly character is not dependent on your situations or circumstances, it focuses on God and perseveres till His Word comes to pass.

Those who grow weary and turn back from their commitment to follow Jesus when the battle goes tough and storms become fierce are fair weather believers. They do so to the detriment of their lives because it usually lands them in oblivion and perdition.

On the contrary, those who choose to endure the trials and refuse to give up in spite of the obvious challenges do so to the saving of their souls. They are resolute and confident that God is not unjust to forget their labour of love but will definitely and one day bring to pass all He has promised. May the Lord Jesus count you among those who through faith and patience inherit the promise in Jesus name. Good morning.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola