“Can you serve your boss and others at work, helping them to succeed…and can you be happy, even when they receive the promotions and you get overlooked?

Can you work to make others look good without envy filling your heart? Can you minister to the needs of those whom God exalts and men honor…when you yourself seem neglected?

Can you pray for the ministry of others to prosper when it would cast yours in the shadows?

If God places you there, will you, like your Master, serve for years in your own equivalent of an obscure, village carpentry shop…if that’s where God wants to grow you in godliness and deepen your knowledge of Him?”

~ Donald S. Whitney