“For with my staff I crossed this Jordan and now I’ve become two camps.”
~ Genesis 32:11

Expressing his gratitude, Jacob describes how he left home penniless but returned so wealthy his estate needed two separate camps.

Why even mention the poverty of his past?

Because as we succeed we often forget where we started. Real gratitude and true humility means having no embarrassment about those hard times. Quite the opposite, you’re proud of how they got you here.

While not everyone starts with rags or ends with riches, we’re all climbing. Don’t forget to look down.