God often leads us to go the extra mile in our steps of obedience. He leads us to do more, to make a greater effort than we normally expect. We press through by His grace to do whatever it takes to do things His way. Going the extra mile opens doors that take us to our glorious destiny.
For Rebekah, giving water to the camels after giving it to Eliezer, was going the extra mile. She didn’t know the camels were carrying all the wealth of Abraham or that she would meet her husband through this extra step in her daily routine. It takes a long time to give water to ten camels. They drink a lot. When much is given, much is required. The Holy Spirit leads us to go the extra mile in many areas, to do the extraordinary.
We go the extra mile when we do things that we don’t have to do but want to do because of our loving heart. It’s a step above and beyond the regular step. It’s the extra hug, extra smile, extra time at work, extra kind word, extra phone call or extra gesture. Some of these extras we do in secret. Only God knows of them. We, just like our Father God, take extraordinary, exceptional and remarkable steps so that we can glorify Him, from glory to glory!
Genesis 24:19-20 “And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, ‘I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.’ Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.”