In the book The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren reminded us of one of the most critical principles in walking with God—It is not about you! Joseph has gone thru a great deal in his young life. Kidnapped by his brothers and left for dead. Then he was sold into slavery and changed the lives of his Master and family. In the midst of their blessing he was wrongfully imprisoned. There in prison, he now was faced with the dreams of two of the Pharaoh’s officials. What was the point—He had followed God faithfully and the result became seemingly worse by the day. Truth was, it was not a story of Joseph. It was not a story of Pharoaoh’s officials. It is a story about God. God’s Plan is about his Glory. He uses those who follow him and they are blessed in the process.
When we encounter God, often we are faced with trials we cannot explain, in circumstances we do not enjoy that seem to make no logical sense—because it is not about us. It is and will always be a story of God executing his plan to achieve his goals and show himself to be the one large and in charge. In the book experiencing God, Henry Huckaby reminds us that instead of trying to create a place for God to do an amazing thing, we need to look where he is working and join there and be a part of his plan. Joseph continued to seek God, and as he did, God continued to use him to complete his plan. Our Prayer needs to be the same—Help me, Lord to be a part of YOUR plan and seek you with my heart!
God Bless You
40 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3 and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time, 5 each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”
8 “We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”