So now it was not you who sent me here, but God.
I was having Bible study tonight with my two youngest daughters, and we were reading the story of Joseph. The story of Joseph is a reminder to me, that God is always in control.
Joseph brothers hated him for his dreams and his words. They mocked him and planned to kill him, but sold him to the Ishmaelites who were headed to Egypt, instead. Joseph was sold to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials and captain of the guard. Genesis 39:2 says, “The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man.”
This is a reminder to all of us that no matter your position. No matter who has turned their back on you. No matter what you are going through. GOD IS WITH YOU! And there’s a greater purpose to everything you go through. Because of God’s favor on Joseph, he gained favor with Potiphar, and Joseph was put in charge of Potiphar’s household and everything he owned. The enemy was mad. He used Potiphar’s wife to try to seduce Joseph, and when Joseph resisted, she lied and said that he tried to sleep with her. Potiphar put Joseph in jail, BUT GOD! God’s favor was with Joseph, even in jail!
I don’t care what pit you’re in, God is there with you! God granted Joseph favor with the Warden! Jacob could interpret dreams, and Pharaoh heard about it, so he sent for Joseph. God granted Joseph favor with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of Egypt. Good God almighty! I hope y’all are following me, tonight! Listen, when the favor of God is on your life, you are unstoppable! It doesn’t matter what your current position is. It doesn’t matter what your current situation is! God has a plan for your life that no devil in hell or person on earth can stop! It will keep working for your good, but you have to stay the course! Stay faithful to God. Have a faith that’s solid, and secure in Jesus Christ. God ended up using Joseph to supply food for those same brothers, during a famine! Be careful how you treat people, and what bridges you burn. You never know who God is going to use to bless you. In Genesis 50:20, Joseph told his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
I could shout right there, y’all! Man, oh man! What the enemy meant for evil, God will work it for your good, saints! I’m telling you! I know the situation is uncertain right now. Things look impossible, but God is right here, right now, and He has an awesome plan to use you in a mighty way! He is going to bless you, so that you can be a blessing to others! It’s a blessing to be a blessing! That means God can trust you! His Word says, in Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Matthew 25:3 says, “You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” It’s all about being faithful where you are. Don’t become anxious, depressed or negative. 📢 Your current situation is not your final destination! I’ve been saying this for years! Get that down in your spirit! God said in his Word, Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Be of good cheer my good people! Your story isn’t over! If God is for you, who can be against you? (See Romans 8:31) Nobody! God plan to give you an expected end! 🙏🏾