Meant for Good

Genesis 50:20 (NLT)

As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil. He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people.

Joseph as he was talking to his brothers was seeing the big picture that God had planned.  They had thrown him in a pit and sold him to be a slave.  They were jealous of him and all along he loved them.  Joseph went from the pit to the penthouse to prison and then into power.

All of this was in God’s plan for Joseph and as he states God turned man’s evil into good.  Do we always see the whole picture?  We see the evil and sometimes blame God.  We may look at who hurt us and hold a grudge against them.  We may even feel we lost something, yet if we spend time with the Lord He will show us He has a greater plan for His glory.

When we realize God has a bigger plan and a better purpose we then realize we received His blessing.  A blessing we would have missed if we focused on our circumstance instead of His plan.  What a loving and mighty God we have and He will truly show us His plan when we spend time with Him.

Have you been in the prayer today and spent time in the Word?  You have truly missed a blessing if you did not spend some time with Him.  He truly loves you!