Let Your Mind Stay On Him
I have always been fascinated with the story of Joseph because it depicts clearly our journey with Jesus Christ in a dark world where we must shine as stars. One can imagine the feelings of betrayal when Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers. What manner of jealousy possessed his brothers that they could contemplate killing him? However, God stepped into the situation by ensuring that he was sold instead of being killed. Some might be wondering why didn’t God make them change their minds instead because being sold is as good as dead. True, but the Bible tells us: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29: 11-13). God had a plan for Joseph! Joseph succeeded because he accessed the heart of God by seeking Him diligently. You might be going through a situation that looks dire, God says not to worry He has a plan for you but for you to enter into the plan, your mind and heart must remain on Him: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because He trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3). Using the example of Joseph, despite all he went through he did not allow his heart and mind to stray from God. He could have strayed after all he was a teenager in a foreign land with no one watching. But he didn’t! He remained steadfast to his faith and the conviction that the dreams he had been shown several years back will come to pass. In our journey with the Lord, He shows us the end result but He keeps the methodology of achieving it to Himself. Only those that seek Him with all their heart does He reveal it to. No wonder so many do not fulfill the dreams they had because they strayed from He that has the game plan. You have to understand that the dream you had was not engineered by you, thus it is imperative to return to the Dream Giver to show you how to realize it. Verse 12 and 13 clearly states that when we call upon Him, pray and seek Him with all our heart we will find Him because He will hear us. Let us look forward and be rest assured that every word He spoke concerning us will come to pass and every dream realized only on the condition that our hearts and minds stay on Him. God bless you.