​Breaking the Esau Code
Genesis 27:40 “By your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”(NKJV)
…From yesterday…
They expected him to rebuke James and John and then announce his successor, but to their amazement he gave everyone an equal opportunity to the position. 
He then went ahead to release a leadership principle that bewildered them and the whole world!
Matthew 20:26 “It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever WANTS TO BE GREAT MUST BECOME A SERVANT.”(MSG)
Jesus said greatness and leadership are possible for as many as are ready to serve, QED!
I now understand after Jesus left, they all served their generation to the point of death. They were no longer worried about the leadership position; they were simply preoccupied with SERVICE, no wonder the world is yet to recover from their impact.
Service is an act of being of assistance to someone or the state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group. Service simply means doing the dirty job that nobody wants to. Jesus humbled himself to wash his disciples’ feet as a mark of service. I am sure they never forgot that lesson. 
He went ahead and said:
Matthew 23:12 “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
Do you want a quick route to the top? Roll up your sleeves and get dirty serving others. Nobody wants to do the dirty job, but it is a requirement for greatness.
Even Jacob, despite the “stealing of the blessings”, had to go and serve Laban before his breakthrough came. Jacob the supplanter served for about twenty one years before he had his break.
I thought he was blessed and would not need to work!
Well, the blessing makes life easy and makes you flourish even in difficult places. But, unfortunately, it does not exempt you from serving. 
To be continued…
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