Following God and putting Him first is always the best way. Abraham’s servant went to find a wife for Isaac in Nahor which is nearly 1,000Kms from Jerusalem. Isaac was Abraham’s son and he was grieving the loss of his mother, Sarah. The servant was dependable, obedient and listened to God. This was a very long journey and required planning and faith. The account in Genesis 24 of when the servant knew that God had chosen a young woman called Rebekah makes beautiful reading.
“Well, when I came this very day to the spring, I prayed, ‘God, God of my master Abraham, make things turn out well in this task I’ve been given. I’m standing at this well. When a young woman comes here to draw water and I say to her, Please, give me a sip of water from your jug, and she says, Not only will I give you a drink, I’ll also water your camels—let that woman be the wife God has picked out for my master’s son.’
“I had barely finished offering this prayer, when Rebekah arrived, her jug on her shoulder. She went to the spring and drew water and I said, ‘Please, can I have a drink?’ She didn’t hesitate. She held out her jug and said, ‘Drink; and when you’re finished I’ll also water your camels.’ I drank, and she watered the camels.” Genesis 24:42-46, MSG.
Trust God for His leading in all the decisions in your life.