When Charles Lindbergh flew over the Atlantic for the first time in history, he was not doing it to be a hero, or to get a good book deal, or have a movie made of him . . . he was doing it because he knew it could be done.
He spent three lonely days fighting the elements and exhaustion. No one really expected him to succeed and many were already declaring him dead.
He expected to have trouble getting papers when he landed in Europe and was worried about where he would get money.
He had no idea that all of France was energized by his approach for landing and the whole world cheered his success.
He was shocked at the response to his feat because the opposition had been so great.
He had been scorned, rebuked, chided and received very little help from people who should have believed in him. But he did it.
He beat the odds and then everyone wanted a piece of him, of his plane, of his life.
His reward for accomplishing the impossible was notoriety that he never sought.
The Bible verse that parallels this story is, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.