Joseph’s story is certainly inspiring! Yet, we have the privilege of reading the story from the perspective of ‘hindsight’. We read about his tribulation and trials, but we know that in the end, everything will work out perfectly. For Joseph, living in ‘real time’ must have felt as though he always seemed to find himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time. In spite of every challenge, he remained steadfast in his faith.
Every setback was actually a setup for greatness. When we walk in obedience to the Spirit of God, the goodness and mercy of the Lord locates us and turns everything around for our favour. In hindsight, we discover we have always been at the right place, at the right time, with the right people when we walked by faith in obedience to the will of God. When Joseph’s character was strong and sound enough to suit his call, promotion came.
Wherever you find yourself today, and whatever circumstances you face, remain steadfast in your faith. Let the Lord develop your character as you diligently learn to follow and obey His voice too. In the perfect time, your faithful character will cause you to step into the destiny He has called you to.