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Trust in God's timing (Genesis 40:14)
By Lynette Kittle
"But if everything is going well, remember me and show me kindness. Mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison ”(Genesis 40:14)
Have you ever felt forgotten by someone who promised to keep in touch with you or said they would recommend you for an opportunity but then disappeared and forgot everything about you?
Scripture tells us about the extraordinary life of Joseph, a man who understood what it meant to be forgotten by others. Sold into slavery by jealous brothers who really wanted to forget everything about him, their actions led to Joseph's imprisonment.
During his time with fellow prisoners, Joseph interpreted a dream for the chief Cupbearer, who was also imprisoned at the time. Joseph asked to be reminded of him when he was released. After a quick release, this inmate forgot everything about Joseph's help. Genesis 40:23 explains: “However, the top Cupbearer did not remember Joseph; he has forgotten him. "
Was the Cupbearer just a terrible person that Joseph purposely forgot about? Was he a lost person who was completely ungrateful for his help? Or was his delay in remembering Joseph all in God's timing? We may also want to consider this question if it appears that we have been forgotten by someone we thought would remember us.
Genesis 41: 1-13 describes what followed. After two full years, the boss of the Cupbearer, the pharaoh, had a dream he didn't understand. When all of his advisors and advisors could not interpret the troubling dream for him, the chief Cupbearer had an "aha" moment in which he remembered Joseph.
This “aha” moment led to Joseph being called to Pharaoh to interpret his dream. As a result, he was released from prison and placed in a high position within the kingdom (Genesis 41:41).
Although God has been forgotten by others throughout his life, he never forgot Joseph and worked his life through remarkably (Acts 7: 9-10).
Like Joseph, we can comfort ourselves when we feel forgotten by others, when we know that God remembers us. We can also be confident that God is at work in our lives, be it through those who we hope will think of us or through those who may surprise us.
I have a family member who prayed and asked God for a job when friends, who were thousands of miles away and with whom he had not been in contact for years, "happened" to look through a box to which he was being taken mind.
When they thought of him, they had an "aha" moment when they felt asked to contact him to consider an upcoming opening in their organization. When they called to connect with him again, they found that he was looking for a job, which resulted in him being hired for the job.
When we feel forgotten by others, we can rest assured that God has not forgotten us. We can believe that he has a plan for our life and will bring us to the thoughts of those who know us, at his perfect time and according to his will.
Who has God brought into your mind lately? Someone you haven't thought about in years? Take the time to think about why you are thinking about them and ask God to ask you to contact them.
Lynette Kittle is married and has four daughters. She likes to write about faith, marriage, parenthood, relationships and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today & # 39; s Christian Woman, iBelieve.com, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, Startmarriageright.com, Growthtrac.com and others. She has a degree in communications from Regent University and is an associate producer with Soul Check TV.
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