Genesis 45:1-8 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 Destiny (the plan of God for your life – the meaning that God has for your life)...is only able to be accepted, and believed in, by starting from where you are now and looking backwards
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 1 Samuel 16:11b “Samuel said, Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” In emotional terms - Everything is made from its opposite David’s family rejected him Sorrow Joy Anger Compassion Fear Fearlessness
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 Acts 18:5-7 “When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul gave his whole time to preaching the message, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. When they opposed him and said evil things about him, he protested by shaking the dust from his clothes and saying to them, "If you are lost, you yourselves must take the blame for it! I am not responsible. From now on I will go to the Gentiles." So he left them and went to live in the house of a Gentile named Justus, who worshiped God; his house was next to the synagogue.” Moses was rejected Jesus was rejected The Apostle Paul was rejected
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 Research shows that people to whom everything comes easily are the least satisfied with their life http://www.sciencemag.org/content/319/5870/1687 A new thought for you today “That rejection is going to become your direction”
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 The personal history in your head is always a fictional story Your perspective and how you view the events that have taken place in your life are directional and destiny determining
The Life of Joseph – Part Two Genesis 45:1-8 Everybody that God ever dealt with had a different take on their life Gideon (Judges 6) David & Goliath And it was the same with Joseph’s life