Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh [Genesis 41:14]
Joseph could have never known that he would end up where he ended up. From favourite son, sold by his brothers, to time in prison, to second only to Pharaoh. It’s quite a journey.
Our journey may not be quite so dramatic but it may be familiar in one aspect, we never know what’s ahead. We can have dreams about the future but we don’t really know what it will actually look like. We can’t control everything so the key is take control of what we can, which means we need to know what that particular thing is.
Joseph demonstrates the ability to continue to do one thing very well – walking with God, through all different experiences of life. Whatever is happening, he choice to walk with God and then just to keep walking with God. He knew a God life was a bigger life. He knew that walking with God was about growing with God. He understood it would bring freedom with boundaries.
I think I know what I would like to see in my future but I don’t know what the actual future will hold. As a Christian I keep walking by faith. Through calm and rough alike, it is just a matter of trusting that God is better at working out the future of my life than I am.
Who knows where I might end up. It could be that I end up before kings.
Thankfully God knows, so I’m of the opinion, like Joseph, that the best place for my dreams are in His hands.