“A fist kissed his chin as a knee was raised into his stomach. Someone grabbed a handful of hair and yanked his head backwards twisting his neck; another fist and another fist crushing his nose, loosening his teeth. He wrenched free from his brothers only to collapse double-over to the ground. Tears stung the corners of his eyes as stared at the tattered coat that his father had made him. Rough hands ripped the clothes from his body leaving him naked, humiliated. Rueben grunted orders to Joseph’s brothers and they cast into a pit.
Joseph couldn’t get himself out of the pit. It took the same hands that put him in the pit to get him out. God was involved. Joseph was shackled at the slavers market until Potiphar came along. God was involved. Joseph couldn’t leave Potiphar’s house on his own, but the accusation of Potiphar’s wife freed him from slavery. God was involved. Locked away in prison, forgotten about, and desperate for answers, a perplexed Pharaoh summons him to the castle. God was involved. Now as ruler over Egypt, Joseph looks at his brothers and says, “...you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good...” Genesis 50:20 NKJV.
Anointed to be King, he crouched low beside the stone Ezel waiting for news. He had fought a bear and a lion. He had spent long nights tending his father’s sheep as his brothers slept in warm beds. He had killed a giant. He had evaded the javelin of an angry king. But nothing could compare to this. Jonathan had told him, “...if I say to the boy, Look the arrows are beyond you, then you must go, because the Lord has sent you away.” 1 Samuel 20:22 NIV. The pop of the bow string filled David’s heart with hope, but it vanished as quickly as the arrow flew over his head. Jonathan’s voice beckoning his servant to search out further confirmed that King Saul intended on killing him. God was sending David away.
Colossians 1:17 says, “...by him all things consist.” David learned how to rule while living in cave. Joseph grew to become a governor in a foreign land. God see’s the beginning from the end. He knows the big picture while concerning himself with the smallest detail.
You are no accident. God has not forgotten you. It’s time to realize that God is not done.
Matthew 13:12, “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” This is a hopeless, dismal saying. It’s harsh. Why would God take from us the things that we have? Why would He give things to those that already have so much? Jesus was speaking in parables to a people that refused to hear him. They were numb to the word of God, insensitive. It’s all about perception. Your perception. You want more from God simply attune your ear, align your appetites, be ready for God to do something in your world.
It’s time that you make room for Him in your life. Make room for Him watch His plan unfold. I am praying this week that God will not only touch your future but will visit you in your right-now. You are not an after-thought, a mistake, or a reject.
The adversary has said that its impossible. He wants you to believe that you can’t get there from here. You can’t fix your marriage. You can’t quit your habits. Your children are estranged from you. You’re heading for a divorce or bankruptcy. You’ll always be lonely. Nothing will ever work out. It’s all just out of your reach. The world is against you. But I want you to know that God see’s the big picture.
The Bible records in Luke 12:6, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God” but it also says, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name” Psalms 147:4. There is no big and little with God.