Life is an interesting journey. And THAT is a huge understatement.
As you and I look back this year, you would notice that you may have gone through a series of ups and downs that may seem disconnected from each other.
What we don’t realize, God is the Master Orchestrator who weaves all the events in our lives to work out for our good and ultimately for His glory. (Romans 8:28)
Joseph’s life was an example.
He went from the Pit to the Prison to Potiphar’s house and to the Palace.
Joseph’s brothers hated him. And this was not for no reason. He did have a dream yet approached it with arrogance which ended up his brothers throwing him to the pit.
God allows us to get thrown into a pit to shave off a lot of our arrogance, self-centeredness and imperfections.
If you find yourself in the pit, embrace the process. God is shaping you for His purpose.
It was a promotion.
Being a slave in Egypt was no easy task.
However, his position gave his a lot of freedom with privileges.
The Bible says, “For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south, but God is the Judge: He puts down one, and sets up another.” (Ps. 75:6-7)
When you are promoted, give God honor.
Enjoy it and yet remember who set you up to where you are now.
Or else, arrogance may creep in and you may find yourself in another pit.
Joseph was thrown into prison because he was falsely accused.
Mrs. Potiphar wanted to get him in bed. But Joseph asked the crucial question.
“How can I do this wicked thing and sin against God?”
He was thrown into prison not because he was unrighteous. In fact, it was quite the opposite. He was thrown into prison because he was righteous.
It was a test.
You may find yourself in a position of testing not because of unrighteousness but precisely because you stood for righteousness. In your campus. In your office. In your home.
Joseph didn’t see it coming. He was faithful to God and while in prison, he just kept serving quietly. He interpreted dreams and when the king needed someone to interpret his dreams, he stepped up to the plate.
God promoted him again. He became second in command over all of Egypt and ended up saving both Egypt and Israel from famine.
What the enemy meant for evil, God is able to turn it around for our good. (Genesis 50:20).
Indeed, God is a turn around specialist.