This really pricked my heart tonight, and I wanted to share it with you.
Joseph, after being jumped by his brothers, thrown into a well, and sold into slavery, still managed a reputation of being prosperous due to his closeness with God.
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD’S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
(Genesis 39:1-5 NASB)
- Is it clear by your life that the Lord is with you?
- Are you a blessing to your boss, friends, family, etc?
- If you answered “No” to either of these questions, ask the Lord to show you what needs to change in order for the answer to be “Yes.”
Notice, circumstances don’t dictate whether one is blessed by God.
Rather, it where one’s heart lies.
Is your heart with the Lord? Your blessing is greater than your current situation; so remain faithful, and you will be exalted in due time!
In the meantime, be a blessing!
Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being Christian doesn’t cover up bad work. (Colossians 3:22-25 MSG)
Being challenged by The Word…