The very thing that put Joseph in the pit is the very thing that delivered Joseph out of the pit.
It was his Dream
He started off as a dreamer but by the time the process was finished with him, he became an interpreter of dreams. The process has a way of changing one’s position in life. The same gifting that landed him in the pit is the same gifting that gave him access to the presence of Pharaoh. What is that reoccurring gift that has followed you throughout your life? What is that thing that every time you think of it, there is a fire that stirs up on the inside of you.
What is that thing that every time you close your eyes you can see yourself operating in that particular area. For me I discovered I came alive every time I spoke into the lives of others. What makes life worth living for me is seeing others coming into their own after the Lord speaks to them through me, and seeing them walk in their purpose. What brings me to life is when I put pen to paper and I begin to write what thus saith the Lord. It is seeing those words bounce off the realms of the spirit into my heart which is then transferred to paper and into my blogs. It is through great adversity, that I discovered my purpose and the years I spent serving in the church as a choir member, usher, secretary and third vice president and altar worker then at the age of 21 I became a minister. It was at this point I started to come into my own, I started discovering my purpose. I realised I had a passion to speak into the lives of people and it is from here that ‘Release Me’ was birth through me and other future projects . Two and a half years after becoming a minister, the Lord told me to leave. Some were saying how could God tell you to give up such a position? But it is at this point that I recognised that you have to leave the great in order to experience the greater. It is at this point that I realised that my experiences from living in Jamaica and moving to London; and from London to Nottingham and moving right back to London again served a great purpose to shape my character for the purpose that is on my life. Joseph’s experiences from the pit to the prison was to prepare him for ruler ship over Egypt (Genesis 41:41-43). He lost his coat of many colours when he was thrown in the pit by his brothers (Genesis 37v23) but when he got to Pharaoh’s palace, he was restored in Genesis 41v42 in “vestures of fine linen”. Whatever you lose in the process, God will restore it back to you and put you in a place of influence.
I say all of this to say that Joseph recognised that his gifting led him into the pit and then from the pit to the palace. He recognised that it was about his generations and that God was leading him to deliver his family (Genesis 50:20). A lot of the adversities that you are facing right now is not about you, it is about the generations that have gone on before you and it is about the generations that will come after you. What you are fighting right now, your generations are depending on you. You are not alone. Your adversity will release your creativity. It will release your purpose. You will discover your true identity. How do you discover yourself in the midst of something that is trying to strip you of who you are?
It is about your decisions. You either decide to be bitter or to grow and get better. Joseph made this choice, when Potiphar’s wife propositioned him, he could have said in Potiphar’s house, I should be allowed to do this because of all I have been through but he held on to his integrity and he ran. Will you make excuses or will you fight for the destiny of your generations to come.
Joseph was the forerunner of what God was about to do. Joseph moving to Egypt set up the scene for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. God knew what He was doing when He allowed Joseph to be sold into slavery. So start to look at your adversity with a different perspective. Your adversity is there not to kill you but to position you for greatness. It is in your adversity where creativity is discovered and released in you.
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