From the Pit to the Palace, the roadmap of Joseph’s life. Sounds like a headline from the news, doesn’t it? There was a teenager in the Bible who had a dream. He shared it with his brothers, describing how they would bow down to him one day. As we see with Joseph, he didn’t win any popularity contests or receive any encouragement with that revelation. We need to use wisdom when deciding who to tell about our God-given dream.
The Wise Parent
Joseph shared the same dream with his Dad, Jacob, who reacted with disbelief. Jacob was a smart man, and he stored this information in the back of his mind because he knew there might be something to this dream. He knew that Joseph might be a teenage dreamer, but he also might have heard from God.
Going The Distance, Even When The Goalposts Move
Despite his ambitious dream, Joseph still had family tasks. Joseph’s Dad sent him out to his brothers who were shepherds and away for months at a time. Joseph walked fifty miles on foot only to discover that his brothers had traveled fifteen miles to another location. Sometimes in life, when we feel like we should have reached our destination, we have to keep on walking. When we reach what should have been the destination but someone moved the goal posts, we have to KEEP. ON. WALKING.
Resolve To Press On
Over the next few blogs, I will share more insights about Joseph’s story. He showed perseverance and consistency and those qualities are important when it comes to following a financial roadmap. Our maps will unfold revealing hills and valleys, but we must keep on walking.
Remember, Joseph hasn’t been in the pit yet, so stay tuned!
If you would like to study further on this topic, this blog is the beginning of the story from the Pit to the Palace on pages 28-29 of my book “Solving Your Money Problems.”
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