Monday, March 14, 2011

Reaching the potential God has given us! Genesis 50:26

Good morning everyone,
When Joseph started his life out, he would probably tell you that he never imagined all the things that would happen to him but he also would probably tell you that he would not change a thing.  As you may know from bible stories, Joseph was a dreamer and those dreams caused him to be sold into slavery by his own brothers.  For most of us, if we get thrown off of the course that we take in life, we might get very discouraged at what we accomplish!  One bad choice leads to another bad choice and a lot of times it isn't necessarily choices that we make but we still get caught in the middle of a mess!  The real picture is about how faithful you can be in the midst of the storm of life! Very few people have the 'golden road' of opportunities that very little goes wrong.  In fact if that is your story, you may have a difficult time realizing a need for the Savior.  Joseph realized very early that no matter what life threw at him, God was really the only answer.  Genesis 50:26 says, 'Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath, and he said, "When God comes to lead us back to Canaan, you must take my body back with you."  So Joseph died at the age of 110.  They embalmed him, and his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.'  His life was fulfilled in Egypt, but that was not his home.  Even if you are in a distant land and maybe even homesick, God can use you!  The more difficult the situation, the more God reveals who He is because it is by His might and not your might!!!  Trust Him today to reveal to you what your potential is right where you are at and then put that potential to use in His name!  Don't try and figure life out by yourself!  Instead, trust Him to show you what you need and when you need it!
Your brother in Christ,

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