“Grant me success…” Genesis 24:12

What does success look like to you?In Genesis 24, Abraham gives his chief servant, Eliezer, a very specific task to travel back to Abraham’s home land and find a wife for his son from among Abraham’s people. Imagine the awkwardness of being given such a message and delivering it to people you don’t know. Eliezer couldn’t control who he met or how they would react, but he could speak clearly and passionately about what was waiting for a future wife. He was Abraham’s chief servant! He knew the wealth that awaited such a woman; he knew the favor she would receive, the land, the servants, even the blessings of God. He knew the hope and new start that was in store for her, whomever she was, if she just said “yes.” But Eliezer couldn’t make anyone say “yes” to such a proposal, especially since the future wife hadn’t seen for herself that it was all true. Whomever she was would have to trust Eliezer. And Eliezer knew this. In Genesis 24:12, Eliezer asks the LORD for success, surrendering the message to God and asking that it would be received. As followers of Christ, we’ve been given a specific task: to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) through sharing the gospel; it is a message we know to be true! Jesus came to earth, lived the perfect life we could never live and died on a cross to take the punishment we deserve for our sins. He offers us forgiveness for our sins and new life through Him if we repent of our sin and surrender our lives to His lordship. This is Good News we have to share with our campuses, but we can’t control anyone’s reaction to the gospel. We can only tell them the story of what a good Father God is, and pray, as Eliezer did, that God grant us success. Think of some friends who need to hear the gospel. Pray that God will give you success in sharing the Good News with them!


Our mission is to connect students to Jesus Christ and the local church.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: