Genesis 41:40-41 “You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
Hey loves! Recently I’ve been reading about Joseph in Bible! This man went through hell, high water, the deep blue sea and ALL THE WAY BACK, but still managed to stay faithful and serve others! I think it’s safe to say that we ALL have equated Joseph with #GOALS! However, what stood out to me when reading about him recently wasn’t the fact that he persevered in times of trials, it was more-so what God did to bring him from his lowest and made both of their names great!
To be at the bottom of the totem pole is one thing, but to be placed there forcefully while being accused of a crime that you did not commit is another. Once you add to the fact that the only reason you were placed in this situation was because your brothers sold you into slavery is the icing on the cake. That would make your life a dramatic story-line for a Lifetime Movie! Joseph’s life is literally one emotional roller-coaster that includes so many plot twist, but thankfully God was the movie director. In what seemed to be an ongoing string of bad luck in his life, God redeemed him and brought about a major turn of events in a “That only could have been God!” moment. While in jail Pharaoh was told that Joseph could interpret dreams, so he gave orders to bring him (from jail) to interpret his dream. Once the dream was interpreted and Pharaoh realized that he would need help from someone wise to make sure that his kingdom was spared during a drought, he chose Joseph!
To go from being betrayed and sold to another country by your family, thrown in jail for a crime you did not commit, staying in jail for over two years, asked randomly to interpret a dream and later becoming the ruler of the land that you were once a slave is amazing! THAT is why God is the director of our lives. Nothing that happens is a surprise to Him because he has a hand in making sure that every situation elevates us to a new level of trust and lessons learned. If God can turn Joseph’s life around in a blink of eye, why would He not do the same for you? He enjoys seeing us win! He loves turning the switch on in our lives in such a way that no one could ever doubt that his light is shining in and throughout us!
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xx- Christian Joy