Joseph’s story in Genesis is filled with words like, “The Lord was with Joseph so he succeeded in everything he did.” Everywhere he went, every job he did, Joseph did it well because God was with him.
Having God with him made Joseph special and unusual. This was thousands of years ago before Jesus came to earth and changed everything. Now God sends his Spirit to live inside every one who has accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus and has put their trust in him.
God made me special when I accepted salvation and he sent his Spirit to live inside of my soul. He adopted me and I became the daughter of the King. As I read the historical account of Joseph, I can tell that Joseph was a good listener and he also knew how to obey. He heard God’s directions and did them. This is where his success came from.
When I listen to God and obey, I also succeed.
The same is true for you.
Let’s not miss it. Success in God’s eyes often looks different from what we expect success to look like….
but his eyes are the important ones, right?
Please help me listen and obey, Abba Father.