Bad Decisions Are Not Final

Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. Gen 37:28

It was cold, damp and dark in what used to be a place where water flowed freely and people came to draw from its sweet refreshing contents.  The young man was mentally and physically anguished, disillusioned by his kin that they would actually be excited about his dreams. He should have kept his mouth shut, but he had to share what God had shown him with those closest to him. Look what that got him; thrown into a pit and left there to die. ” …and now what would become of his dreams?…” -the very words spoken by his brethren  rang out in is spirit.  Sometimes we make poor decisions even with the best intentions.  But that doesn’t stop God’s plan for our lives from being accomplished.  It’s not like He is caught by surprise or anything.  If Joseph hadn’t opened his mouth he may have never ended up in Egypt and would not have eventually become the Prime Minister of that country, second in command to Pharoah and responsible for saving his entire  family.

On the other hand, sometimes we make poor decisions knowing full well the error of our ways. Consider Abraham, for example.  God told him he was going to have a son. Granted, he was 75 when he was told this and there was absolutely nothing cookin’ in he and Sarah’s bedroom.  First, God changed that situation with supernatural Viagra. He had to because why else would Sarah offer her handmaid (a sister with a bangin’ body) to be the surrogate and help God out.  Abraham said “Sarah, I believe you heard from the Lord!”  Now you know Jehovah had nothing to do with that. The result was Ishmael who was blessed but not the son of promise. Isaac came just the way God said he would, through Abraham and Sarah.   Generations later, the descendants of this “mistake” purchased Joseph from their brothers the Midianites and took him to Egypt, the location where his purpose was manifested.

God is the air traffic controller of our lives. He proves his love for us in that even when we  “miss it” (our scheduled flight) He always redirects and revamps the flight schedule, sometimes even sending a chartered flight just for you to get you to your destiny.  As long as you are “in Him” (in the terminal – in Christ) you will always reach your destination.. You may not can trust Delta or United, but God can be trusted.

Dreams

To be without a dream is to be without direction and purpose. We all have dreams. Those things that God himself has placed within us to drive us to our purpose. Dreams don’t just automatically come into reality. Often times it requires a fight to stay focused. Life can really put a damper on your dreams. Then there is Satan, whose job is to steal, kill, and destroy both you and your dreams. God already knew this, why else would He record the story of Joseph in the scripture. Now here is one guy who never let go of his dreams. He never stopped believing what God had shown him even though for years it looked like they would never come to pass. In fact, it appeared very opposite was happening to Joseph. First he was sold into slavery by his brothers. Then he found himself falsely imprisoned. Who would blame him if he just gave up, through in the towel. But Joseph was steadfast, ummovable. He trusted God and that dreamer’s dreams led him from the pit to the palace! What God had shown him came to pass.
God cannot lie and no matter what it looks like, never let go of what he has shown you about your future. Never let go of the passion for anything He had placed in your heart. The gifts and callings of the Lord are without repentance. In other words, he won’t take it back. Here is a song I pray will encourage you….