Your real family are those who are sincerely and fully committed to your God-given mission. God puts it in the heart of some people to wholeheartedly make sacrifices for the assignment He gives you. He connects you with these people and what matters to you begins to matter to them.
“‘Look,’ said Naomi, ‘your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.’ But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.’ When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.”
~Ruth 1: 16-18
Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, was deadly committed to her. Though her husband was dead, she refused to desert her mother-in-law. Ruth was willing to abandon her family and gods for Naomi’s own.
Do you know that there are people like Ruth regarding your mission? People who say to you, ‘Where you die I will die.’ And you can’t understand why. It’s a mystery to you. These individuals are gifts from God; they come into your life for reasons that are beyond you. Your job is to identify them because they are your real family.
Your family is not necessarily the people who came out of the same womb with you. Regrettably sometimes, those who are related to you sabotage, back-bite and wish for your downfall. The Bible even says that:
“… a man’s enemies shall be members of his own household.”
“…there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”
So if you define family strictly in the traditional sense, you’re bound to make a mistake. If you define family on the basis of ancestry or biology, then you might get yourself killed in the desert by your brother as happened to Abel:
Now, Cain said to his brother, Abel, ‘Let’s go out to the field.’ And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
I believe Abel simply took Cain as family for the mere fact that they came out of the same womb. He paid dearly for that mistake.
Discover your real family today and stay connected to them.