"Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours.
Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Wash,
put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go
down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there
until he has finished eating and drinking" - Ruth 3:2-3.
Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi gave Ruth the advice in today's passage when Naomi saw that Boaz was interested in Ruth, who was a widow. In a sense, Naomi was coaching Ruth in a life situation that Ruth had never seen or encountered before, and the results were spectacular. Boaz married Ruth and they became the grandparents to King David, so you might say that God was in that coaching opportunity. Leaders should use their wisdom, experience and power, not only to benefit the organizations for which they work, but also for the people in and outside the company whom God brings them to mentor, guide and develop. This may or may not be part of their formal job description, but it is part of their heavenly one as they embrace the fact that God has given them power to empower others.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to make a list of all those whom you believe God has directed you to coach and mentor, whether it is formally recognized and established as such or more informal. Then pray for those people every day this week, Keep your journal handy to jot down thoughts you have for their development. Then set a time next month with each one to talk about their plans, challenges, and how you can best serve them next year.