Genesis 45:7 God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. (ESV) God sent me before you to preserve for you a posterity and to continue a remnant on the earth, to save your lives by a great escape and save for you many survivors. (AMP)
You know Joseph went through so much stuff, betrayal, slavery, accused of rape, imprisonment you name it, he went through it. And he went through it all and came out the other side; he didnt just survive, but he was the reason others did too. He became the reason his family, even those who betrayed him lived. He brought salvation to their lives. You too might have been sent ahead of all your people, family or friends. You might have been through loads of stuff, experienced a great escape just so you can be the source of good news, blessing, and provision to others even those that persecuted you. God will always start with one first. One life transformed by Jesus. From the one; He reaches many. Who have you been sent ahead to bless? Maybe you're the first in your family, your school, your tribe, your workplace to become a Christian. Maybe, just maybe, all the stuff you have been through is not a waste, but can be used to bless others and turn them to Jesus. Maybe your life, your story can be used to help someone else, inspire, or direct someone else to also find their great escape, to minister Salvation Your story can be one of personal survival or it can be one that can go far, far beyond just you and be one that leads many to the great escape. Prayer:
Thank You that I have survived all that I have. Help me to bless, share, and direct others to You. Holy Spirit use my life, You can use my trials, my story to bless many today in Jesus' name Amen.