Genesis 39:20-21

And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.


Joseph was a good young man. We see a consistency in his life for which we all should strive. He had a good resolve to serve and love the Lord, regardless of the situations he faced. At one point in his life he spent 13 years in Potiphar's house and then in prison. He went from ruler of a great leader's household to an Egyptian dungeon. Yet, even in the dungeon he showed his love for the Lord.


Joseph did one important thing that we should all strive for: he learned to be the best that He could be for the Lord wherever the Lord took him. He strove to go as far as the Lord would allow Him to go and He waited for the next step. In the prison the Lord was with him, and he did his work well to the point of earning the warden’s trust and admiration. Everywhere he went God blessed him and people knew he was a Godly man because he waited on the Lord for the next step. Even in situations he couldn’t control, he waited for the Lord and served him the best he could.


That is what every Believer should strive for. Let’s go as far as the Lord will take us, but be willing to stop where God wants us to stop and wait on Him for the next move. If we rush ahead of a situation or a location in which God might have us, we could miss out on a valuable lesson or blessing the Lord wants to give.


Be willing to wait on God, regardless of where He has you. Just go as far as the Lord will take you and stop there. 


  
59-1127 - “Blind Bartimaeus”

Some of these days, I got to come down to my Jordan. You've got to come to your Jordan. Oh, I want Him to stay the muddy dirty waters of death, walk across on the wings of the Holy Spirit. Amen. He will send the morning star to light up the way. "Just across the hill yonder, Bartimaeus, is where that happened. And then when Israel had passed over, the fear was upon Jericho, until the gates were all shut up. And they camped and put the ark of the Lord exactly in its place. And then they waited on the Lord." That's a good thing to do. Move just as far as God lets you move, and then wait on the Lord. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."


Read the Bible in 1 year:

2 Chronicles 32-34