"One thing is certain: the call of Christ is always a promotion. Were Christ to call a king from his throne to preach the gospel to some tribe of aborigines, that king would be elevated above anything he had known before. Any movement toward Christ is ascent, and any direction away from Him is down."
A. W. Tozer, Man-The Dwelling Place of God, Chapter 2 "The Call of Christ"And, I might add, were Christ to call a college-educated woman from her rewarding career to preach the gospel daily through caring for and teaching her growing brood of children, that woman would be elevated above anything she had known before.
". . . Before God and the angels it is a great honor to follow Christ, but before men it is not so."