Servant Attitude

Let the girl to whom I say, ‘Please lower your water jug so that I may drink,’ and who responds, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels also’ – let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. By this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” Genesis 24:14 HCSB

One of the reasons that Chic-fil-a has been so successful is they have learned the art of employing good people and training them well in the art of customer service. If you have been to a Chic-fil-a, certainly you have heard those common words “It will be a pleasure to serve you at the window” or “How can I serve you today?” It is all about having a servant attitude.

Eliezer did not ask God to show him a woman with good looks or wealth. Instead he asked for a woman who had a servant’s heart. It would have been common and expected for a woman to draw water for a weary traveler, but it would not have been expected for her to draw water for the animals as well. Eliezer asked God to show him a woman with a servant’s heart that would be willing to go beyond what was expected. He knew that type of woman would be a good wife for Isaac.

Challenge: Are you willing to go beyond what is expected to serve other people? God wants all of us to have a servant’s heart. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life–a ransom for many.” He also was willing to take on the role of the lowest of servants and wash the feet of His disciples. To be a true follower of Christ we must be willing to go beyond what is expected and follow His example of serving others.

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