I was talking to one of my good friends about how i was finding life hard to navigate and how it’s better for others and her question was *What if it’s difficult for you? *
That question hit hard.
Later on i thought of how i was comparing my life to others but how God orchestrated everyone’s life for a reason.
If everyone had it easy we wouldn’t have the great strong people we look up to.
As i read Joseph’s story of how he was betrayed by his brothers, i couldn’t help but feel his pain.
His brothers made fun of him like a hobby and to top that off they put him in a ditch and left him for dead.
As he was in that ditch , I thought that if it was me I would be crying asking God *Why Me? *Why did i have to be the favorite ?Why couldn’t I be Judah ? He’s cool and the brothers like him maybe then I wouldn’t be in this ditch.
But Joseph didn’t , he trusted God , he didn’t ask why all this was happening to him , he went with the flow cause he knew that all was God’s plan.
“And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.”
Genesis 45:5 NIV
Just when you thought God forgot about Joseph , he rose him up high and became One of Pharaohs Officials. Pharaoh trusted him that he put everything in his hands. Joseph was to be living high and might .
“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.”
Genesis 45:8 NIV
Now at the point he was in ditch who would have thought he would be as Might as he was. No one would have thought of it but Only God knew,HE PLANNED IT .
He had to convince his brothers that it was really him because they would have never thought he would be in such high authority.
Life could be a bit hard or maybe really hard but that doesn’t mean God has forsaken you, it’s actually part of his plan.
In Those Hard Times God Uses You As A Manual For Other People
As much as it’s your story of hardship ,it won’t be yours alone when you conquer. The story inspires, motivates others and this is how God can also use us as his vessels. He uses us to inspire someone to get up from feeling sorry for themselves , to keep trusting the Lord when things go South , to push away the thought of suicide when it creeps in , they are a lot of scenarios he uses us for so let’s take heed of that when we are about to give up.
I always joke about having a manual for life and i see that it’s through those that made it through the hardships. It’s through those that God used his light to reflect upon his people.
““You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
We should embrace every season we are in , let’s live in the now , let’s live focusing on what God has for us and not looking at our neighbors with envy . God has a great plan for you .
“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
Psalms 33:11 NIV
You could be struggling right now or reached the point where you want to give up but know this God’s Not Done With You.