While listening to my son share a Sunday School lesson that took place in Egypt a long time ago. I was reminded of the many steps along the way that bring us to the realization of the plan God has for our lives. Joseph was the main character of the story, finding himself in a peculiar situation. Years before his brothers had sold him into slavery because they saw him as a constant thorn in their side. They grew weary of his dreams of one day being ruler over them. This led to the trail of dreadful events that would unfold, bringing Joseph to the very place where all of his dreams would come true.
“And God sent me before you a prosperity in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God; and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and a ruler through all the land of Egypt.” Genesis 45:7-8
Often we feel lost and abandoned in the midst of our circumstances, we can not see any possible way ahead. We feel as if God has completely forgotten who we are and where He originally planned for us to go. All the while it’s an entirely different story all together. He knows exactly where we are going, how we will get there, what we will experience along the way and when we will arrive.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
It’s a matter of us trusting Him for who He is, acknowledging Him for the power He possesses, and submitting to the plan He has already laid in place for our lives. Our lives are not unfolding before us by happenstance, the various circumstances that have occurred in our lives did not take God but surprise. Far back in the distant past with the creation of the world, He knew exactly what would take place in our lives today, tomorrow and next week. For He is God.
“For ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10a