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There are people in the world that no matter how many nice things they have in their life they can never become content, conversely, there are those that when faced with a difficult or unfair set of circumstances, they meet the circumstance with the desire to move forward and make the most of it.

Joseph was the latter! He was brutally taken from his father–by his brothers, stripped of his clothes and sold into slavery.  With no warning, no chance to say goodbye, he was taken to Egypt and sold to the Captain of the Guard.  For many, that would have itself been the beginning of the end.  Not for Joseph, though.  He landed and immediately looked to God and moved forward.  Amazingly in no time he was head of the house.  Not bad for a kid from the desert. His owner trusted him with everything that had to do with the home and home life, and Joseph took the responsibility very seriously.  Joseph was not controlled by the circumstance–he was controlled by faith.

In our lives, we are called to live the same way.  We are going to face trials each day.  It is our choice to allow the trials to control us or allow the Lord to control us.  If, like Joseph, we do the latter, then we will make a huge difference–no matter where we find ourselves.  Solomon said it best, “Trust in the Lord with all your hearts. lean not on your own understanding.  Acknowledge him in all your ways, and, he will make your path straight!”

God Bless You

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the  Ishmaelites who had taken him there.The Lord was with Joseph so that 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. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.