Psalm 118:8 - "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man"
I was reading through the account of Joseph once again and something really struck me. Here is this young man, who had a dream, a dream that made his brothers despise him. Their disregard for him was so much that they originally thought about killing him and lying to cover it up, but they ended throwing him in to an empty cistern instead. Whilst he was in there, a band of Ishmaelite traders came along, and the brothers sold him to them for 20 pieces of silver. He ends up in Egypt, in the home of Potipher, a member of the personal staff of Pharaoh. Whilst in his home, Potipher's wife tried to seduce the young man, who constantly spurned her advances. One day though, he is caught alone with her, as she tries to make a move on him again, he runs away. The problem was, she grabbed his shirt as he escaped. She had a plan, she accused him of trying to rape her. He then ends up in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.
This is where we pick up the account. Whilst in prison, we are told that God's favour was upon him. There were 2 members of staff from the palace with him. One morning, Joseph saw that they were very down, so he asked them what the problem was. They explained that they had both had dreams the night before, and they didn't know what to do. Joseph explained that God could interpret the dreams, so they shared with him, these dreams, starting with Pharaoh's cup-bearer. Joseph interprets his dream, and its a good dream, one of being restored to the Palace. Now in Genesis 40:14 we read, (Joseph says to the cup bearer) "And please take some pity on me when you are back in his favour. Mention me to Pharaoh, and ask him to let me out of here." Let's pick it up in Chapter 41:1, "TWO YEARS LATER..." Pharaoh had a couple of dreams that couldn't be interpreted, only then did the cup-bearer remember Joseph.
The point I am trying to make here is, Joseph put his trust in the cup-bearer to do the right thing, but once restored to his own life, he forgot all about Joseph. The cup-bearer may have forgotten, but God certainly hadn't. It was God who gave Pharaoh the dream, that caused the cup-bearer to remember Joseph, and God who gave Joseph the wisdom to interpret the dream, that elevated him to the position of prime minister.
You may feel like people have forgotten all about you, you feel deserted, feel left abandoned, but God has not forgotten you, in fact, I believe in this season, God is positioning people to elevate you to your destiny. The question is this:
"What if the pain you are experiencing now is preparing you for God's plan and purpose, not just for your life, but others around you? Would you endure, or give in?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!