Thursday, 16th March 2023: Lost opportunities can be turned into blessings!

Reading: Gen 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Reflections: Joseph dreamed one night that he would become such a significant figure in life that even his brothers and parents would bow before him. However, his brothers conspired against him and sold him to some traffickers, who then sold him into slavery in Egypt. He must have felt disappointed at this turn of events. His hope of ascending to prominence was crushed, given that his homeland was the most logical place for this to occur. However, in Egypt, God engineered his ascent to prominence, from a position of an enslaved person to that of Prime Minister. This new position necessitated that people bow as they approached him. As fate will have it, famine struck the region at the time, which prompted several people, including his brothers, to come to Egypt to buy food. As his brothers bowed before him, the stage was set for Joseph to recall that the missed opportunity to live and grow in his homeland owing to their cruel treatment had become a blessing. Missed opportunities can be blessings in disguise!

Prayer: Dear Lord, I am grateful that you can transform my missed opportunities into blessings.

Confession: I’m not going to mourn over a missed chance in life. It might end up being advantageous.