A TRIAL OF FAITH
There comes a time in our lives where we feel as if the world around us is coming to an end. It is in critical situations like this, that we know who is a man of faith. Just because you are a Christian does not mean that Satan cannot attack you because anything close to Jesus receives attack.
The question is, are you prepared to face him? That preparation has to do with mind management. What do I mean by ‘Mind management’? Look at the case of Joseph, for example: When Joseph was thrown into the dry pit, we never read that he started crying or that he lost his faith or that he started blaming God! All we know is that he stood his ground because there was a voice in his heart that kept him, encouraged him and gave him strength to overcome the situation in the dry pit. That was why Joseph was not looking down, but he kept looking up at the beautiful work of God.
In summary, Joseph’s Journey started from his father’s house to the dry pit; from the dry pit to slavery; from slavery to the prison and from the prison to the throne. At last he found himself in the position of influence and he was able to re-unit with his family. His life’s experiences teach us two things:
- No matter how long a lies is sustained, truth will someday prevail.
- The position of influences must begin with suffering.
It began with a wound – being sold into slavery – and he became a pearl of usefulness (Genesis 37: 23-33). – TB Joshua sermon