BIBLE READING: Genesis 40-42
This morning I came across one of those quick motivational posts that really has stuck with me. It read “Don’t worry! God is preparing you for what he has prepared for you”. That post sums up the life of Joseph doesn’t it? Hated by your brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully accused and imprisoned, forgotten by those you depended on; these events describe the last fifteen years or so of Joseph’s life. However, his entire tumultuous journey was all endured for the purpose of God accomplishing His will. How else was a Hebrew slave turned prisoner ever going to be able to have an audience with the Pharaoh? Life can deliver us some pretty difficult and even unfair blows, but all the while we must never overlook the fact that God is still in control. In Joseph’s situation, we see that even though it seems his life is headed into the pit of despair, God is only preparing him to be a tremendous world leader. If Joseph had not been in prison, he would have never met the butler and the baker. Yet because of where he was at the time of their dreams, Pharaoh was able to get his dreams interpreted. By being at the right place at the right time, God was able to use Joseph to save, not only the Egyptian nation, but also preserve the continuation of the Promise. So yes… Don’t worry! God is preparing you for what he has prepared for you.