This week Lyndon spoke about Letting your setbacks become your comebacks.
In Mark 14:54 After Jesus was arrested, Peter is said to be following Jesus at a distance. A dangerous place to be. Till this point Peter was right there with Jesus. He was one of the 3 Jesus spent time with. He was called the Rock and yet here we find him following at a distance. The place of comfort to be with Jesus became uncomfortable. We are however, needing to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.
The life of Joseph will teach us how to live. Read from Gen 37:1…
- His brothers hated him – can lead to being a people pleaser
- He was rejected by his brothers – can lead to spirit of rejection
- No family around – can lead to orphan spirit – no belonging, not connecting
- Wrongly accused – can lead to taking on offences – have the “not fair” look on life. Forgive & move on.
- Thrown in prison – can lead to loss of Hope, blame God for what happened. Bad things happen to good people.
Our response either makes us or breaks us.
- Butler overlooked Joseph – we get forgotten, we think the prophecy spoke won’t come true. Don’t give up, don’t lose Hope.
- His dreams don’t make sense – He could have given up. Sometimes the opposite happens first – look at the life of Joseph, Moses, David & Peter. All had prophecy, all went a long way from that prophecy before coming back to fulfillment the prophecy.
What can we learn from Joseph?
- He stayed in relationship with God.
- Joseph never gave up Hope. The setbacks did not hold him back.
- He did not stay offended. He chose the right response to every situation.
- He didn’t blame others for what happened. It’s your responsibility to not let things effect you. Gen 45:7 & 8 Joseph said to his brothers “But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.”
- He kept a good attitude. And got promoted every time because of his attitude. Attitude determines altitude. Don’t worry about where you are going, sort out where you are coming from.
- He turned bad situations into opportunities.
- He forgives well. Unforgiveness blocks the well. Unforgiveness is a killer. Matthew 6:14 says, For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
- He honours every situation he is in. Honour is in promotion.
- He gave his best. Joseph never held back.
- He kept his ministry alive. When we keep an excellent spirit, giftings will be utilised.
- He appreciated what he had and in every season he was in.
- He stayed strong in God.
TAKE HOME POINTS:
- What are we longing for?
- Our promotion from God.
- Are you planted? Plant, and watch it grow.
- Setbacks become comebacks.