WHEN THINGS GO BAD

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“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” – John 12:24 KJV

It is important for us, as children of God to settle in our minds that God’s ways are higher than our ways. (Isaiah 55:9)

When God tells you that certain things will happen in your life, you can be sure that it will happen. The process however may not be the way you anticipated. (Psalm 37:23, Proverbs 16:9)

Look at Joseph, for instance, he had seen in a vision that he would be a top person in the nation’s politics and his brothers would pay allegiance to him. (Genesis 37:5-8)

Before then, his father had bought him a coat of many colours in real life and it looked like “Yo, this looks like what God is talking about”.

His brother had hated him because of the gift (Genesis 37:4). Because of the dream, they hated him even more (Genesis 37:8).

Rather than an easy unfolding of the dream, things began to go bad, not too long after. His brothers who bowed to him in the dream were the very ones who sold him into slavery. (Genesis 37:28)

He became a servant in Potiphar’s house and eventually landed in prison. In no way did life unfold like the dream (Genesis 39).

The interesting thing is all that Joseph went through and the inconsistencies thereof built him to be the man God intended him to be.

One lesson we can learn from Joseph is that he honoured God and trusted Him in spite of all the challenges.

His story proves to us that, although we may have crushing experiences, the plans of God will surely come to pass.

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus also prove to us that life is the evidence of death. He remained obedient unto death inspite of the odds so that the will of God will be done (Luke 22:42, Philippians 2:8).

He understood the principle of agriculture that except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it cannot bear much fruits. (John 12:24)

One thing is evident in the life of Jesus and Joseph, they had absolute trust in God. They could have cut corners or done things their way but they chose not to.

Joseph’s stay in prison facilitated his meeting with the man who recommended him to Pharaoh which resulted in provision for his entire family during a period of famine. Jesus had to die on a cross so that you and I can have eternal life.

Our lives may presently seem to be at odds with God’s plan but we must always remember that our Daddy is Jireh. He can use seemingly bad events in our lives around to bring to fruition His plan.

Trust Him with all your heart.

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