What if she lay on her bed, sleeping?
What if she sat with her girlfriends by the corner of the house, giggling over the latest gossip?
What if she strolled out to “see the daughters of the land?”
Her name will not be known today.
On that fateful evening, this fair damsel set out on her assignment. Her brown hair flowing on her shoulders as the cool breeze blew over her face, she walked down to the well. It was the time that women go out to draw water, and she went with her pitcher.
She’s been doing this every day, probably. But on this day, she was to become the answer to a special prayer.
The man God promised will be the father of many generations had an only son. He loved this dear son, and knew through him, God will fulfill the promise He made to him.
“Oh, my son mustn’t pick a wife from just anywhere. He needs a virtuous woman. A woman of purpose.”
So he called his faithful servant, and sent him to go find a wife for his son.
On getting to the destined land , he drove to where women should be found at that time. Then he said a prayer.
See what happened next:
12 And he said O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.Genesis 24: 12-14
Then a young woman appeared… “And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her” (Genesis 24:16)
Her name was Rebekah.
Reading the account of Rebekah here, I discovered qualities that made her Radiant and Remarkable. Join me, let’s learn from this gracious young woman.
1. Her beauty:
Rebecca was beautiful inside-out. “Fair to look upon…” Her character and chastity portrayed her inward beauty. Her outer beauty didn’t make her trash with her purity and virginity. Neither did pursuing purity make her wear rags and leave her hair tattered. A bundle of virtue. Girl, God desires you to be beautiful inside-out. Inward beauty flows from a relationship with Him.
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2. Her hard work:
The way she went down to the well to fetch the water, climbed up and gave drink to the man and the animals shows her strength for work. Who knows how many times she pulled up water from that well and carried it in her pitcher to them. With great pleasure. She’s been doing that for her father’s flock, most probably. So it didn’t feel strange to her.
You know, sometimes when your parents or guardians nudge you to do this work or that duty at home, you feel it’s so much work. “Why do I have to do all this? I can’t wait to leave this house.” You even refuse to do it, preferring to chat all day on your phone.
Girl, everything God allows you to walk through in life trains and prepares you for something ahead. You never know. Rebecca gave her best, and passed the test. She exemplified the hardworking spirit of a virtuous woman. Don’t run away from duties and responsibilities. They prepare you to excel on a special day in your place of assignment. You never know when and where. Keep working.
3. Her discipline:
She lived a disciplined life, a controlled life. It was time to be at the well, she was found there. I wondered where other young women were when she came. Maybe dragging their feet behind, wondering if they can make it. But she called duty “duty.” Girl, you’ve got to live a disciplined life to fulfill your assignment. At times, others could drag behind, unwilling to step out. Remember that you own your assignment. Your race is different. Your life is different. Pull out of the crowd, and go live your life to the fullest.
4. Her humility:
A casual girl of today would have looked the man in the face when he asked for water and replied, “Young man please go to the well and get yourself water. I don’t have the energy and time.”
Or if she was “kind enough” would have said, “here is my pitcher… go fetch for yourself.” But Rebekah had a different spirit. A humble spirit. She willingly offered the water saying, “drink my Lord.” You remember the “meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.” (1 Peter 3:4) This lady possessed. Oh, how we need to ask God to fill us with such spirit.
5. Her kindness:
How she quickly responded to the need of a stranger. Kindness – the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It makes a woman charming and attractive. It draws blessings upon one’s life. Are you kind? How did you respond to that person who needed your help? As the Bible tells us: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews 13:2)
6. Her wisdom:
Did you notice the man didn’t ask her to feed the animals? She knew the animals needed water as well, and went the extra mile to fetch water and give to them. (Genesis 24: 19-20) Who won’t be awed by this display of wisdom? So lady, ask God to grant you wisdom to see areas and opportunities to serve, to offer answers and solutions.
7. Her mystery:
Rebekah was a wonder to behold. “And the man wondering at her held his peace…” (Genesis 24:21). She possessed the charm… this allure that makes people scratch their heads and part their lips. She wasn’t a talkative. She wasn’t loud. Simply sweet and soft. Feminine mystery makes you a wonder to all. When people see you joyful, peaceful, calm, content… even in the face of the fiercest storm, they’ll simply be amazed. What’s the secret of this lady’s life? What makes her tick? It draws the right attention and respect.
Girl, you are the answer to someone’s prayer. You have a divine position in God’s plan for mankind. To occupy that position, be in your place of assignment. Just like Rebecca.
“But how do I know my place of assignment,” you ask.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:6)
You want to know how to sit at Jesus feet and hear Him speak to you? Join me tomorrow.
We’ll be learning from the life of another dear young woman. Don’t miss it. Invite other young women too.
So tell me… Have you discovered your place of assignment? What steps are you taking to give the best in your assignment?