A new perspective.

Series: Resilient | Week 2: Still Standing

Genesis 39:1-6
“When Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. . . From the day Joseph was put in charge of his master’s household and property, the Lord began to bless Potiphar’s household for Joseph’s sake. . .”

Joseph’s brothers sold him to slave traders, but, as we will continue to see, the Lord was with Joseph. Sold to a high ranking Egyptian official, Joseph was quickly put in charge of Potiphar’s entire household. The Lord granted Joseph success in his work and Potiphar’s household prospered as a result. Despite the less-than-ideal circumstances, Joseph was faithful with the work God put in front of him.

Respond in Prayer
Spend some time with God right now, reflecting on what circumstances may be keeping you down. Lamenting can have benefit for the purpose of drawing you into the arms of your Heavenly Father but not to the point that it causes you to stay stuck. Ask God to give you eyes to, like Joseph, see your circumstances from a new perspective, an eternal one. See
these verses for further reading on having an eternal perspective in your work.

For Families with Kids at Home
Remember this: just like the Lord was with Joseph, He is with you and your family today. How does He see your kids in ways you might not right now? In what ways do you need His eternal perspective for your family right now? Spend some time praying for each of your family members by name, and that God would help you see everyone through His eyes, not yours.