Joseph lived an extraordinary life
that had its share of ups and downs. He came from a dysfunctional
family that consisted of one father, four mothers and hateful
siblings that could not speak peaceably with him and eventually sold
him into slavery. Yet Joseph never allowed himself to become
depressed and defeated because of circumstances since he continually
looked to God as his source; as a result, his godly attitude and
life changed the circumstances that surrounded him.
God had two plans for Joseph: first, that in time he would become
the prime minister of Egypt, and secondly, that he would bring his
family to Egypt where they would be kept for 430 years to grow and
develop into a nation. Despite all his success on earth, God's
earthly plan for Joseph pales in comparison to the eternal position
prepared for him in heaven. God is still busy saving and grooming
men and women to become citizens of his kingdom and the earth is His
training field for the new creation.