The wait was finally over. As Joseph was shaving and putting on a fresh robe, he had to think about the robe of many colors his father had provided him so many years before. He had a simple life then. Now, he was being brought before the most powerful man in Egypt. He had no idea why. God knew though. He knew from the beginning of time. He was about to use Joseph to push forward the plan that would complete God’s promise to Abraham.
When Joseph appeared before Pharaoh, He did not yet realize that this was the turning point for God’s plan in Joseph’s life. All the trials, temptations, and frustrations were now on the alter, and Joseph simply had to choose to trust God or take control of his life, independent of God. Joseph’s response to Pharaoh made his choice clear, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.” Even after all the anguish, Joseph was still committed to God and trusted Him to lead.
In our lives, we never know when we will be called upon to further God’s plan. It will almost always come after we have trusted him through difficult times. God prepares us to assist in completing His plan. Paul tells us in I Thessalonians 5:24, “The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it!” We simply need to trust the Lord and walk humbly through the path He has laid out. If we will, like Joseph, we will see God execute His plan flawlessly!
God Bless You
After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows, attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. 4 And the ugly, thin cows ate up the seven attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he fell asleep and dreamed a second time. And behold, seven ears of grain, plump and good, were growing on one stalk. 6 And behold, after them sprouted seven ears, thin and blighted by the east wind. 7 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven plump, full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. 8 So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “I remember my offenses today. 10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me and the chief baker in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, 11 we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation. 12 A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream. 13 And as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.”
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” 16 Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”[a]