have had a hindrance in my life. This obstacle has kept me from seeing my good, gracious, loving Father.
The obstacle in my life is ME.
Why do I have to be my own worst enemy? Life is not about me (contrary to a popular country song).
God works through His Word. I’ve been reading in Genesis and Exodus through an online Bible chronological reading group. (For more info on this or to join us please visit Bev.)
Like Joseph, I’ve been given dreams. I have dreams in my heart that I believe the Lord gave me. There have been dreams that were my own and the Lord has removed them.
Like Joseph I’ve shared those dreams and I’ve been laughed at. Like Joseph, I was arrogant in the way I shared.
Like Joseph, I feel like I’ve been sold into slavery (figuratively) by my brothers and sisters (in Christ). I’ve been on a journey that I would not have expected. Traded from house to house and in a prison (in my mind, not literally).
Like Joseph, I’ve had opportunities to serve, make a difference and help others while enslaved.
Like Joseph, I feel like I have been forgotten.
That’s where I’m at in my life. Feeling forgotten.
In my self-pity & sorrow, the Lord showed me through this reading of His Word that there is more at stake than myself. He has the big picture. God is in control! He is working in and through all these circumstances in my life. When He is ready—when it is His time things will work out for HIS glory.
I have to get over me.
1 Corinthians 15:31 NKJV
I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
I must die each day so that Christ can live in me. God gets the glory!
Then I pray that at the end of my chapter I can say as Joseph said to his brothers:
"Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. (Genesis 50:19-21 NIV)
Lord, let Your Word speak to me! Lord please forgive me for selfishness. Thank you Lord!
Blessings in Christ--