Someone I respect dearly ignited my interest in Joseph and I decided to zoom in a searchlight on him again, gladly I walked away with some lessons to enhance my walk with God and I wish same for you. So let’s go.
Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob, aside David, He is one Bible character I hold in great esteem. The way the guy dished potiphers wife, we all know that too well.
Do you realise that there is a huge difference between the 17 years Joseph and the one who went into the prison and later became the prime minister?
Firstly, the former seemed too verbose and self-centered. He cared only about his dreams never caring about the dreams of the other people around him? The sons of Jacob were the 12 tribes of Israel and God had specific plan and role for each of them, theirs might never have come by a “dream”, However, that didn’t in any way made them useless. That kind thing that use to make us feel we are the only ones who have purpose and we brandish it in unhealthy ways. 😀
While the later Joseph, care about the dreams of others like the chief Baker and butler.
As a Christian if all you care about is how you hope to fulfill your dream, never realising that in God’s scheme of events, your dream is a microcosm of the entire of God’s plan and broad picture, to the extent that you can brush people and be insensitive to their emotions, you are not too far away from being frustrated.
In fulfilling your dreams, you need people (your brethren). We will look at this in more details in the days following.
Secondly, Jacob partially loved Joseph, bad sign. His brothers were incensed with Joseph, yet, Joseph wore the coat of many colours to the farm to visit his brothers.
Who does that?
If you ask me, that looked rather insensitive. If someone has never added pepper to your stone infested garri, you will not get this.😁
You may want to say, “what if that is the only cloth he had?”
Arguably correct, I don’t know. You can’t lead well if you are too insensitive to the emotional needs of the people around you.
By emotional, I do not mean indulgence.
The later Joseph went about abserving the demeanor of others. The Bible recorded that joseph inquired, ” why are you looking sad today” possibly he observed them daily in the prison.
Thirdly, Joseph reported his brothers and I asked why?
Reporting is not the issue, no!
Our motives for reporting is the key thing to consider. Could he have corrected them in the farm and buried it there, considering the current jealousy that hung loosely on the walls of that home.
Why did he report his brothers to their father, why do you easily run to the pastors to report your brethren when you can get involved in the dirtiest part of their lives and intervene. Like Jesus washing the feets of His disciples. Why do you report?
Is it to curry favour?
To paint the other person bad so you could ascend in whatever cadre?
I do not know the motive of Joseph, but there are some learning and inward search for us to consider. We look at this in more details in the following days.
Lastly, what if God allowed events to work out this way to pull Joseph into the dreams he had prepared for him?
What if your current situation is working an eternal weight of glory for you, much more than you can ever fathom.
Whew! Let’s see these more vividly in the coming days.
Happy New month,
Happy New week,