Genesis (7)

Sometimes things happen that change our plans. That’s what happened to Joseph. His brothers hated him and wanted to get rid of him. So they sold Joseph to some traders who took him to Egypt. There Joseph became a servant in the house of Potiphar.

Joseph was probably very young. He must have been scared, confused and lonely in Egypt. But God was with Joseph, and Joseph depended on God to lead him. God blessed Joseph and made him successful. And God also blessed the people around Joseph. “…the Lord blessed the house and everything that Potiphar owned” (verse 5b).

Maybe you are living in a place where you did not plan to live. Or maybe you are working a job that is not your favorite kind of job. Perhaps you are feeling confused and alone like Joseph did. Don’t give up. Depend on God to help and strengthen you. God has a plan for your life. He will be with you and help you succeed.