Dear Orpah

Dear Orpah
“Never apologize for Choosing You.”
[[Based on a True Story: Ruth 1:1-14]]

People have a way of making others feel so guilty for not doing a noble act. Be a little patient and further down the line, catch these people wearing your shoes take the same steps you took. Hey! You did what was best for you. You can be unapologetic for that. Your husband died, his father died and his brother died. Three widows left to their demise, your mother in law Naomi, her daughter in law Ruth and yourself. No means to survive. No inheritance. No hope. Decisions are to be made. You decided to leave to go back to your family. That’s ok.When Naomi first offered you to leave, you and Ruth refused to leave her alone. But she insisted and you did what was best for you. Today countless of people remember you as the bad daughter in law. Being that I’m not in your shoes, I won’t ridicule you for not staying. I applaud you for your bravery to leave. It was the best course of action for you. I commend you for not burning any bridges with Naomi and Ruth but left them cordially.

To my modern day Orpah, don’t let people weigh over you any burden or regret because you chose to choose yourself. Live your life with no regret. It is ok to make decisions that seem better for you instead of being miserable while trying to please others. Before you can care for others, you have to care for yourself first. Don’t ever apologize for choosing you.

Strongly together & Inspired by,



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  1. Awesome post. This was a great perspective on the story of orpah from the book of Ruth. I never really thought about the risk and decision she too had to make.
    This was very well written. God bless

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    1. Thank you for reading sis. We always hear negative feedback concerning her. She wasn’t loyal. She didn’t care. They laud Ruth over her. But who knows… maybe before Boaz came into the picture Ruth regretted staying with her. Maybe… my mind is working. LOL.

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  2. Great post! Great perspective. I agree with the other comments made. It’s ok to choose yourself first. Be leary of those who want to burden you with their expectations of how you should live your own life. Your life is a personal journey filled with decisions that only you can make.

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