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Genesis 45:5
  • Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life .
Life is not only about you. There are destinies tied up to your life(beyond blood relatives). Mess up, and you have messed up the destinies of all the lives connected to you.

Read the scripture again and note “for God did send me before(ahead) of you to preserve life“. In other words, whatever evil was done Joseph was part of God‘s agenda to save lives.The nations Israel & Egypt would have been destroyed by famine if Joseph had jumped into bed with Potiphar(taken a shortcut route to his destiny).

Life is that simple: every action has ramifications for other people. By one man‘s sin, the whole human race was declared guilty of sin. And by another man‘s obedience many were made rigtheous.( see Romans 5:19).

For the sake of all the lives intertwined with your destiny, please look beyond yourself and don't mess up. Your pains, temptations and challenges(I still love the old word problems) are part of God‘s grand design to change other lives. All things indeed work together for good for those who love God.

Look beyond the now, its not all about you.


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