Thursday, 23rd November 2017: Challenges can be opportunities!

Scripture Reading: Genesis 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: His brothers quaking with fear, came and knelt before him, pleading for mercy. They thought that with the demise of their father Jacob, he was going to deal ruthlessly with them for the harm they had caused him years back. They recalled how they had hated and envied him and how they had sought to kill him but ended up selling him into slavery. Joseph’s response surprised them all. He rather counted all the evils they had meted out to him as what God had used to promote him to such a high status in life. According to him, it was by this elevated position in Egypt that he had been able to save not only his extended family but several other people and nations. This testimony points to the fact that challenges in life can become opportunities to greater heights. The Apostle Paul confirms this when he notes that ‘all things work for our good’ – Romans 8:20. Don’t give up because of challenges in life. Like Joseph, you will soon realize that ‘though they thought it for evil, God meant it unto good’!
Prayer:  Oh Lord, let any challenge in my life become my propeller to greater heights. Give me strength to hold on until the time comes.

Confession: Any challenge I face will turn out to be stepping stones to my breakthroughs in life. I will always emerge a winner. God is by my side.

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