Scripture Reading: Genesis 41:16
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Reflection: Joseph was gifted in dreams and interpretation of dreams. Through the use of this gift, he was placed in an elevated position in life. There is something remarkable about Joseph and his gift that we need to emulate. On all the two occasions that a demand was placed on the use of his gifts, we find him pointing people out to God as the reason behind his gift. He never took the credit that was due God. He placed God exactly where he had to be. When for instance, Pharaoh said to him that he had heard that he could interpret dreams, he was quick to correct him by saying ‘ It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace’. Whatever God uses you to do, seek to get people to understand that you are just a channel He chooses to work through. Don’t ever take the credit that is due God! Joseph no doubt eventually found himself placed by God in that position of authority in the land because he learnt to give God His rightful place in life. Learn to give God HIS place and he will surely give you a place in life!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me never to take your place in my life. Let me always point out people to you and not to my self.
Confession. I will always give God his place in my life.