From Rags to Riches

9 Mar

Genesis 41:39-40  So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “You’re the man for us.  God has given you the inside story—no one is as qualified as you in experience and wisdom.  From now on, you’re in charge of my affairs; all my people will report to you.  Only as King will I be over you.”

Lessons for Living Today:

Joseph may have been the first victim of human trafficking.  joseph-pit-slideJust think, his own brothers sold him because of jealousy.  But Joseph took the high road.  Instead of mourning his lot in life he honored God in all he did.  He did not blame God for the troubles he was in.  He did the very best he could amidst his circumstances by serving others.  Because he was faithful in troubled times, God elevated him to be second only to the king.

What is the story of your life?  Are you in the midst of troubled times because of your own choices or because of others choices?  Take heart!  You are in charge of writing the ending to your story.  The choices you make from here on out determine your destiny.  By putting ourselves in Joseph’s place and responding to negative circumstances in a positive way we can change our destiny.  Don’t borrow sorrow from tomorrow—instead let’s do our best every day.

We can all have a rags to riches life story.  Sometimes we say “if only. . . thus and so. . .things would be different for me.”  If things are ever going to be different for me it will be because of the choices I make in the hard times.  I must become that different person I want to be today if I want things to change in my future.  That is the attitude Joseph had. He took the rags of his present and used them to weave the riches for the future—even the future he could not see. God was his hope and stay when he could not see tomorrow.

God’s Question: Will you trust me for tomorrow?

God’s Promise: Strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You that You are completely trustworthy.

I am sorry I have ever worried over my future.

Thank You for Your amazing provision.

Help me serve others as unto You.

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