Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers. (Ruth 2:11 NLT)
Sacrifice is never overlooked by God. And anything that is done great for God's kingdom comes with sacrifice.
Ruth sacrificed everything because of commitment and relationship to Naomi. She left comfort, security and familiarity.
All great movements come with great sacrifice. The issue is that we live in a generation that wants great success without great sacrifice. This generation, especially the "Generation X" wants the houses and cars their parents have- NOW.....without the sacrifices, so they get in debt.
Sacrifice is never overlooked by God. Anytime you sacrifice, view it as a seed. You will eventually reap a harvest.
Think about this. We don't celebrate heroes because of their status, but the level of sacrifice it took to get them there.