Genesis 42:36 (GNT) “Everything is against me!”
Eventually, Benjamin along with Jacob’s other sons learned that their brother Joseph was second in command in Egypt. Joseph revealed his identity, and Jacob was reunited with his son whom he had not seen for more than 13 years. He had thought Joseph to be dead.
So often we believe our dreams are dead. There seems to be nothing left in our world to live for. Everything appears to be against us. During these times, God is doing His deepest behind-the-scenes work. During these times, God is performing a deeper work in each of us, in fact a work that cannot be seen by the visible. But with God you don’t have to see Him to know He is there!
When I had problems in my workplace with practices that I knew were against who I was as a person, it appeared “everything was against me.” I could not see that God was orchestrating a whole new calling on my life. At that moment, it seemed like the worst thing in the world. It seemed that I had been a failure. Have you ever felt all was against you?
But God said, “No.” All the years before had been preparation for what God’s ultimate calling would be. One of God’s methods for directing His children’s steps is through drying up resources: a job loss, a career change, or a disaster. What do you think is against you that maybe working for your ultimate good in this season?
Point to ponder- In these times we are willing to listen more intently, and to seek God in ways we would not normally do. I now as many of you are aware have a marketplace Ministry and the rest of the story speak for itself!
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