INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL DELIVERANCE (Genesis 41:14-44)

The ways of our God is past finding out, He does things in diverse and mysterious ways. He raises up people to fulfill His ultimate plan for mankind. He rewards the faithfulness of devoted men who are committed to Him and uses them as instruments for the salvation of mankind.

It was revealed to Joseph that he was going to be a great man in future but he never knew how great, only that he will be greater than his brothers. God will not use anybody without testing them, such people are passed through the refiners fire. And the people that passes their tests are ushered into greatness. Joseph never knew the direction his life was going but he was resolute in commitment to God. He was never bitter because of the predicaments that he passed through, in fact he was committed to making others happy despite his own challenges. In one of such situation, he interpreted the dream of the butler to him. He was not selfish or stingy with the gift that God gave him but he used it to serve men. In the process of doing this, the king sent for him and he was greatly honoured. V38-42 “And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God? Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck”.

God turned Joseph into an instrument of national deliverance because God helped him. God is still in the business of raising men to great and enviable heights in life. If only we can wait upon Him for help. The thought the Lord has for you are thought of good and not of evil, to make you a channel of blessing in your generation. Look up to God to help you fulfill and achieve your destiny and like Joseph, generations after will celebrate your impute to life.

 

Prayer point: Father Lord help me fulfill my divine destiny in Jesus name.

 

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