Monday, July 1, 2013

What it takes to succeed in life

I am going through financial situations and hoping to secure full time employment. I think often of Joseph (one of my heroes). Joseph had favor in his father’s eyes. Because of this, his brothers sold him into slavery. Yet he succeeded despite all the difficulties he faced. I want to have a better attitude and remain in peace with God.


I read Genesis 39-41 to see how Joseph handled his challenges. Reading these chapters, I couldn’t find any notice of Joseph’s attitude expect that he refused to sin with his master’s wife. This landed him in prison. What I did read is that the Lord was with Joseph, and Joseph prospered in all that he did.

Gen 39:2-The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant.

Gen 39:20-But while Joseph was there in the prison, the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

As I meditated on this, I accepted that the Lord is with me. I will succeed in everything that I do in accordance with the will of God. I remembered (I heard this the other day listening to Joyce Meyer) that even though everyone ignored David, even though his father did not consider him for king, and his brothers thought little of David, God remembered David. God was with David and chose him as king.

I will remember the Lord my God.