Deuteronomy:28:13: And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
1. Do more than your calling as unto the Lord – Col:3:23: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; you are not to live your lives by the measuring rod.
A Christian is called to do more than is expected of him or her.
2. Don’t try taking second effort without the first – Brethren you cannot walk the second mile, until you’ve walked the first. If you haven’t done a great job where you are, you can’t do a great job where you think you may be going, getting above may be difficult cos you are not done with the task of where you are.
3. Exercise Extra Effort. When you and I put in the extra effort, we receive extra blessings. In a marriage relationship, Marriages fall apart when we sit around waiting for our spouse to do something extra for us. When we start listing our rights and responsibilities, and say, “Well that’s your job and its not required of me. I don’t have to do this”, then the relationship is in trouble.
4. Obey spiritual principles – you cannot get to the top breaking principles; neither can you get promises while breaking principles. Learn to obey principles. The word of God says if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: Then you will live above only. Just take that extra effort to obey the commandments.
Because Rebekah went extra mile, putting extra effort of what was expected of her, she received more than she had expected. She had no idea, the simple statement, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking”, would change her life forever. She didn’t know it would lead to a husband who was a man of faith and wealthy besides. She didn’t know she was going to be one of the great, great, great grandmothers of Jesus Christ.