Toni, Susie and Rebecca
I can think of two women right off the top of my head that are examples of The Rebecca Principle: Toni and Susie.
Toni works at the post office. Most of us who live in Dodge have to pick up our mail and Toni is consistently cheerful to serve us in the post office. She goes the extra mile. One Saturday morning I knew I would not be able to retrieve my ticket for a package since the window just closed. But as I walked back to my car, Toni was driving off. She parked her vehicle, jumped out and went back in with me to get that package. And she never stopped smiling!
Susie works in the Production Department of the company which manufacturers the product that we sell. Again another cheerful gal, Susie can always be counted on to pick up slack when the coordinators are not around to receive our calls. I will never forget the business meeting I attended in Phoenix followed by a fancy awards dinner. Several of the managers received well deserved awards. One of them gave Susie accolades in his acceptance speech, remarking that her support and help allowed him to increase sales that year. As he finished his remarks, the whole audience stood up and gave Susie a standing ovation. Everybody expressed just the way I felt about my coworker.
In Genesis, Chapter 24, Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac.
10-14 The servant took ten of his master's camels and, loaded with gifts from his master, traveled to Aram Naharaim and the city of Nahor. Outside the city, he made the camels kneel at a well. It was evening, the time when the women came to draw water. He prayed, "O God, God of my master Abraham, make things go smoothly this day; treat my master Abraham well! As I stand here by the spring while the young women of the town come out to get water, let the girl to whom I say, 'Lower your jug and give me a drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and let me also water your camels'—let her be the woman you have picked out for your servant Isaac. Then I'll know that you're working graciously behind the scenes for my master."
Rebecca was the young woman who gave a drink to Abraham’s servant and then offered to provide water for his camels which was no easy task! This woman of integrity was hard working, going the extra mile in her service. Only Rebecca would fill the requirement to be Isaac’s wife. She received her reward.
We learn from the Rebecca Principle that hard work and integrity obtains the promotion. Not only that, it pleases the Lord.