Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the LORD tested Joseph’s character.
Before your dream comes to pass, God will test your character. You have to prove that you can handle what He’s entrusted you with. God gave Joseph a dream that he would be in leadership, but his brothers took away his coat of many colors that represented his father’s favor and sold him into slavery in Egypt, where he was falsely accused and put in prison. These weren’t just random bad breaks; God was testing his character. It wasn’t fair, but Joseph didn’t get bitter. He kept passing the test. His brothers took his robe, but they couldn’t take his favor. They took his freedom, but they couldn’t take his anointing. They took him from his home, but they couldn’t take his dream. All these steps prepared him to become the prime minister of Egypt.
Be a Joseph. Do the right thing when it’s hard. That difficulty is not there to stop you, it’s there to prepare you. Keep passing the test. God is about to release you into a new level of favor, influence, and resources.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for loving me so much that You work to refine my character and bring me up higher. Thank You for the training and preparation process that You are taking me through even now. I believe that I will pass the tests and get to where You are taking me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”