In 1946, Rebecca was born to a poor family in Tennessee. Her dad was a tobacco farmer. After her birth, her dad paid the doctor’s fee with a bag of oatmeal. Raised with 11 siblings, Rebecca was determined to set out on her own after high school. She pursued a career as an author and songwriter, and would eventually turn her skills into a job, which has given her a net worth of $650 million.
Rebecca’s big break came in 1980 when she penned these words:
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely getting by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind, and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Rebecca – Dolly Rebecca Parton.
Here’s the lesson. What matters not is the life you were given, but what you do with it.
Recovery Step: Make this promise yours today – “For everyone born of God overcomes the world” (1 John 5:4).