Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. – Genesis 41:46a
Joseph had been sold into slavery by his brothers at the age of 17. It was probably in the same year that he was thrown into Potiphar’s dungeon over the false accusation of rape from Potiphar’s wife. Nearly 13 years passed until Joseph received a pardon from Pharaoh and appointed as prime minister of the Egyptian Empire. God promised Joseph that one day his brother’s would bow before him, and it was not long after his appointment that they would do so. God’s promise came true.
Are you waiting on a promise of God to be fulfilled in your life? The word for us today is to not lose heart and faint. We can see through the life of Joseph that God’s word does come true. Through the life of Israel’s sons, the nation of Israel would be born and increase greatly in number until they became too mighty and numerous for the Egyptians and were finally exiled into Canaan with Moses as their leader. Four hundred years would pass under Egyptian slavery from Joseph to Moses just as God prophesied to Abraham, yet another proof of God’s promises coming to pass. Do as Jesus told us through the apostle, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Gal. 6:9). Are you willing to wait upon and trust God in order to reap what you’ve sown? God may have spoken to you years or months or weeks ago. However, if you wait on Him, it will come to pass. Wait on Him. “It’s worth the wait.”
Father, You know the situation that lies before me regarding speaking to people in my hometown area. I’m not sure yet which congregation that You’ve chosen, but I am willing to wait upon You and hear Your Spirit’s voice. I prepare the messages that You’ve spoken into my spirit and humbly wait upon You to give the go ahead signal. I’ve been fasting and praying these many days now to know the right way to go. I trust You; I’m not operating out of my strength. Your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.