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Have you ever been on this road called life and wondered, “What’s going on? I don’t seem to be going anywhere.” Or worse yet, “Am I going backwards?”

Let’s look at Joseph, from the Old Testament. He was the favored son of Jacob and had older brothers who were very jealous of him. Some of the problems, Joseph brought on himself. One day, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and he ended up in Egypt. God had a plan.

Then he wound up in prison for something he didn’t do. God had a plan.

When he got out of prison, he interpreted a dream that moved him to the number 2 position in all of Egypt. Again God had a plan.

I often ask the question, “God, what are you doing here? Because we have finite minds, we can’t imagine what God’s plans are. Sometimes we ask for direction or ask God to do something, and He says, not yet. It’s not the right time.

Since God is still Sovereign, He knows what is best for us. His timing is perfect. So what is the lesson we are supposed to learn? We need to learn patience. There may be other lessons we need to learn as well, but we have to be in a learning mode in order to get it.

So consider this. Know that everything going on around us is in God’s timing and there may be another lesson just around the corner. Keep your eyes open for His leading.


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