Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 4, 2012

Choices that determine your destiny

I love Joseph’s story in the Bible. Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son who made his brothers so jealous and angry that they sold him into slavery in Egypt, but his story doesn’t end here.  He is falsely accused of trying to sleep with Potiphar’s wife, goes to prison, practically forgotten about until the Pharaoh has some disturbing dreams.  Joseph made a choice to follow God and be obedient even when it seemed like God had all but abandoned him.

Although we see the end of Joseph’s story, he had no way of knowing if he would ever be saved, and yet, he refused to turn his back on God.  How many times do we blame God for the things that happen to us?  How often do we praise God for our struggles especially when we look back and realize the things we suffered through were part of God’s plan?

Jerry White in “The Joseph Road” shows us how following the “Joseph Plan” can reveal our own destiny even in the midst of trials and troubles.  Are you struggling in your life today?  Are you seeking God’s direction for your life and wondering if He has forgotten about you because you are struggling?  “The Joseph Road” will offer you perspective through the eyes of Joseph.  Follow Joseph’s winding path to God’s plan for His life and you will discover that God treats us no different.

My life has been a winding road, but I know that God has a plan.  My responsibility is to follow God and be obedient, just like Joseph.  Because I have seen the end of Joseph’s story, I can have confidence in God’s plan for my life.  Joseph didn’t have the luxury of God’s Word written down.  He didn’t have preachers and teachers who studied God’s Word and taught the application, but he was able to become the man God designed him to be.

I am grateful today for Joseph’s example of obedience and perseverance.  Without it, where would we be?  Where would God’s people be?  God has a plan.  Joseph is proof.

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