Friday, 9 November 2012

Today Reminder - 09 November 2012 (Redirection)

A reminder for today
Potiphar was furious when he heard his wife's story about how Joseph had treated her. So he took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king's prisoners were held, and there he remained. (Genesis 39:19-20)


So Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar (Captain of the palace guard in Egypt). Joseph worked hard and did very well. In Genesis 39 verse 2 it says “The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.” God had taken care of Joseph, despite of all his despair as he was sold into slavery, God blessed him and all that he did, which impressed his master – “So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn't worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat!”

But God wanted Joseph to be somewhere else. Potiphar’s wife tried to take advantage of Joseph, but Joseph refused and in refusing he ran as she grabbed at him. She stood screaming with his cloak in her hands accusing Joseph as the one who tried to take advantage of her. So Joseph was placed in jail. 

God needed Joseph somewhere else to bring His plan into action. God redirected Joseph’s life from what seemed as a good life to now a life in jail, which must’ve been terrible. But Joseph did not let this redirection get him down. He knew God was with him no matter what and even in prison Joseph stood out – “Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison.”

My dear friend, sometimes God changes your direction and sometimes it seems as if you are worse off than before. Do not let circumstances blind you so that you do not see the real reason God has placed you where you are. Sometimes the fork in the road takes us a good place and sometimes not, but in the end we are needed where we are. So stand up today and stand out, because the Lord is with you. You can only do better as you trust Him. God will bless you in all that you do, so put Him first.

Seek favour in God’s eyes and not in people’s eyes.

I pray that you will rise and that you will stand out as you glorify the Lord in all that you do, even when you are redirected, in Jesus name.

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.