“And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” Genesis 41:38
Joseph endured wrong accusations and even paid for the lies told against him. His brothers sold him into slavery. He overcame and rose to the top; second in command under Potipher. Wrongly accused of sexual assault by Potipher’s wife; Joseph was thrown into prison to serve an indefinite time period for her slander.
Joseph had interpreted a dream for the cupbearer, who promised to remember Joseph to the Pharaoh for his interpretation. The cupbearer forgot to mention Joseph’s giftedness to Pharaoh; so instead of one year, he had to spend two more.
Have you ever experienced any such atrocity? Maybe you deserved a promotion or some sort of recognition for all of your hard work and yet; you were forgotten, only to see someone else delivered to freedom.
How do we endure all things?
1 Corinthians 13: (speaking of love) declares in verse 7…..”bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things..” Verse 8a says, “Love never fails.”
Only when the Pharaoh needed an interpretation for his dream; did the cupbearer remember Joseph. Many magicians and wise men were sought out to interpret these disturbing dreams. Don’t you wonder why it took the cupbearer so long to have his memory jostled?
God’s timing is always perfect. From what are you waiting to be delivered? What is it you are having to bear up under? What are you having to endure?
The secret to bearing up under all things is found in the 1 Corinthians 13 passage. If you will bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things; at the right time, God will deliver you to the freedom you so long to experience.
In the meantime; Be content where you are. Remember Joseph’s life. Was it the pathway to easy street? NO! He always endured whatever the Lord allowed in his life. He patiently endured with joy and contentment; until God brought promotion.
Oh Lord my God, I want to endure all things You allow into my life. They are not for evil but for good, my good and Your glory. You are training me in righteousness. I want to be trained in righteousness. May I bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things. May I become a woman reflecting the Spirit of my Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen