Setup NOT Setback

Broken PiecesOne of the greatest stories ever told in the Bible is about the young man, Joseph.  God gave him a dream.  However, he wasn’t given the “how” or “when” of the dream.

Joseph’s life was a whirlwind of events.  He was his father’s favorite son.  Unfortunately, it lead to his brothers’ jealousy.  I’m sure Joseph didn’t realize that this jealousy would lead to being thrown into a pit, sold into slavery nor could he have ever imagined that he would be placed into jail for something he didn’t commit.

Think what must have ran through his mind.  He must have wondered why are all these bad things happening to him.  Here he was a young man that received an incredible dream.  You can only imagine his excitement.  I’m sure he had no idea that he would hit every brick wall imaginable.  Nor, did he have any idea that he was going to become one of the most powerful and influential men to ever live.

Best yet to comeSo, what was his response to all the “so called” setbacks? He trusted God.  No matter how bad things got or how many setbacks he encountered, he trusted God.  As Joseph said in Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

We can learn so much from Joseph’s story.  No matter what adversity you encounter, know that God is setting you up for something more incredible than you could ever imagine. Also remember, the closer you get to your miracle, the worse things seem to become.  But, there is no need to fear for we might not know the “how” or “when”; but we can be absolutely certain that our FUTURE IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN WE COULD EVER DREAMED!


Over the past few weeks, I have shared some song links to help you stay motivated through difficult times.  Here is another wonderful tune that I hope helps you stand strong when everything seems to be going haywire.