Most folks around the world feeling as though their lives are incomplete. They strive each day to be their best and to accomplish all that is in store for them. Israel was the same. After Joseph’s disappearance, however, he became was a lost man. He could see no way to close the loop. Sure he continued the journey…sort of, but he could not see any way for things to conclude like he planned.
Then, out of the blue, the circle closed. God’s plan was revealed and Israel was transported to meet and see the son that he thought he lost. After a long look and a lot of tears, Israel could finally close the loop and go home to God in peace. It had to have been one of the greatest days in Israel’s life.
When the object of our faith is God and the measure of our faith is complete—then God becomes all we need and his plan becomes the desire of our heart. Abraham lost God as the object of his faith—now he had it back. When we face struggles in our lives, we are tempted to replace God’s plan with our version of life. When the two plans fail to overlap, we lose our faith in God’s plan and journey aimlessly with ours. Once we can return to God’s plan and leadership, then we can be complete in him and ready to finish the race he has set out for us. Solomon said it best—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, don’t lean on your own understanding–acknowledge him in all your ways and he will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
God Bless You
As they neared their destination, Jacob sent Judah ahead to meet Joseph and get directions to the region of Goshen. And when they finally arrived there,
Joseph prepared his chariot and traveled to Goshen to meet his father, Jacob. When Joseph arrived, he embraced his father and wept, holding him for a long time.
Finally, Jacob said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen your face again and know you are still alive.”
And Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s entire family, “I will go to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘My brothers and my father’s entire family have come to me from the land of Canaan.