I am grateful to have had Godly parents who taught me how be respectful. I was taught not to speak while someone else is talking, not to walk across someone without saying “excuse me”. This teaching is still active in my life because it is a biblical principal of putting others before yourself. When you have time read about the relationship between Elijah and Elisha found in 2 Kings. Elisha served Elijah for twenty years.
2 Kings 3:11-12
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king’ s of Israel servants answered and said, here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah. 12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
Now, when it came time for Elijah to be received up unto the Lord he asked Elisha ” what can I do for you.” Elisha had put his hope and desires on hold to serve someone else agenda. He placed someone else before himself and because he did,it put him in position to receive the double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Serving is a biblical principle and even Jesus said I came to serve and not to be served. Ask God to give you a servant’s heart and watch how serving puts you in position to be blessed of the Lord.