The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors… They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers. Genesis 49:26
Genesis 49:22-26 & 50:18-20
Some of the things which God allows you to go through in life may seem unpleasant and overwhelming but they are often meant to train you for the bigger tasks and roles ahead. That is why you should be faithful and diligent wherever you are right now; it is just a preparatory school. You may not presently like where life has ‘thrown’ you; maybe you are working with an insensitive boss, going through betrayal, or maybe disappointments; but don’t despair.
Looking at the example of Joseph’s life, we can see the truth that where you are at the moment, is not your final ‘bus stop’. Consider it a seed and as that seed is watered through faithfulness, it will continue to grow until it begins to bear fruits of greatness.
You may not know it, but you are learning patience, developing character and people skills. At the right time, God will take all these ‘tools’ in your tool box and use them not only as your qualification for the ‘throne’, but also to help you maximally function on the throne so that humanity will be blessed and glory will be ascribed to His name.
Joseph started out as a young man betrayed and left in a dungeon to die. He was sold as a slave, served as a mere servant, lied against and eventually locked up unlawfully in a dungeon. Little did he know that God would use all those occurrences to prepare him to become ruler over Egypt. The lessons from the ‘pit and prison’ enlarged his capacity to forgive his brothers and in retrospect, he could see that the hand of God truly guided all His affairs.
So, don’t despair about your present station in life. Trust that there is a God in heaven who guides the affairs of your life. Life may not appear to be fair, but God is always faithful! The devil may think he has you where he wants; he definitely intends evil for you – but rejoice, GOD WILL TURN IT AROUND FOR YOUR GOOD!
+ Ask God to help you look beyond the pits and dungeons on your way to the thrones in your destiny.
+ Ask God for endurance – so that you will not give up before ‘pay day.’