“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas A. Edison
Wanting a wife for his son, Isaac, Abraham instructed his assistant to travel to a far land and find a woman who wouldn’t do just the bare minimum by serving only the assistant water, but she’d go above and beyond by also serving the camels. The assistant traveled and found a beauty, Rebecca, who’d serve him. Scholars believe that there were many camels (and camels drink a lot of water), so Rebecca likely dipped her jug into the well an upwards of 100 times! Isaac was very wealthy, and when Rebecca became his wife, it’s safe to say that she never had to retrieve water again! The lesson for Rebecca is true for you and me, too: success usually doesn’t come without sacrifice. When we serve we open ourselves up to opportunities we may not have otherwise had. Service and success go hand and hand.
The greatest among you must be a servant (Matthew 23:11, NLT).