So I'm still on this Joseph thing for a moment. I'm sharing what I'm learning and this may be just for me, but I'm sharing it anyway. In Genesis 41, we see Joseph promoted to the second highest position in the land of Egypt. The Godly wisdom and training he received as a house slave and as a prisoner came into focus when he began to manage the Kingdom of Egypt just as he managed Potiphar's house and the prison he was sent to. But one thing struck me as I read this. Joseph was immediately given a wife and this wife bore him two sons. To commemorate the blessing that God had conveyed on Joseph's life, he named his children as a memorial to the power and love of God. The name of the first born was Manasseh: meaning causing to forget. The blessing that God is about to bestow on you will make you forget every pain you experienced in the past. The name of his second son was Ephraim: meaning fruitfulness. God will cause you to be fruitful and very successful in the land of your suffering. It doesn't matter what you are experiencing now. Keep the faith, but keep moving forward. Keep praying. Keep believing. Wherever God intends to take you or whatever God intends for you will come to pass. And when it happens, you'll forget the pain of your suffering.
Another thing I found is that the changes that God places on you will make you unrecognizable compared to what you used to be. Because in Genesis 42:8 the Bible says "And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him..." They came too see him, but God had blessed him so much that they didn't recognize their own brother. The changes are coming. And when they hit, you may have to reintroduce yourself to the ones you used to know.
Stay Prayed Up!