I know you’re tired of waiting for your big break. It’s been a long time coming. You’re wondering if you’ll ever be rewarded for your hard work and loyalty. If this is you, here’s what you can do while you’re waiting – so you don’t go crazy and lose your footing.
Have you heard the story of Joseph in the Bible where Pharaoh looks at him and says, look at all this land in Egypt…It’s all yours Joseph. Then he takes off his signet ring and puts it on Joseph’s hand (Genesis 41:41-46):
41And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
42And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
43And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
44And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
Talk about reward. That ring was the platinum charge card of that day. It was the way the king stamped the invoices, the decrees, or anything else he wanted to validate with his royal seal.
Now that Joseph had the ring on his finger, Joseph was the guy in charge. He spoke for the king. His word carried the authority of Pharaoh. Joseph was the man.
In the blink of an eye Joseph experienced a promotion that was Cinderella-like.
But before promotion came, Joseph was in the pit of prison left alone. Forgotten.
He never saw the promotion coming.
Is this where you are at the moment?
In a prison you can’t escape.
Feeling like your in a dungeon of despair.
Dismissed from your job
Stricken with sickness
Numb with pain
Have I got your number?
What kind of a dungeon have you been living in?
I want you to know this so you can hang on with hope for your days ahead…
When God says the time is right – you will be free – and it will be sweet!!!
You are on the verge of promotion and you don’t even know it, because God doesn’t announce His appointments in advance.
So what do you do while you wait?
1. Believe His Promises.
While you’re still in the darkness of your dungeon, trust him to open the doors. I know you thought you heard footsteps outside the door, yet they never came for you. You almost gave up wondering if they will ever come and rescue you.
I’m letting you know – they will. God will send the right people at the right time to set you free.
So the next time you hear footsteps, believe they are coming for you. Believe they are about to unlock your prison doors and let you free.
The same God who allowed Joseph to live in the dungeon was the same God who brought him out. It just had to be the right time.
Even though today you have bruises and blows of disappointment… and unfulfilled dreams… doesn’t mean God has left your side.
At the right time he will get you out. Believe.
2. Know You’ll Be Stronger
When Joseph’s prison doors had flung wide open, he was different.
He had been refined and he came forth as gold. He had become a person of greater strength and stability. Deeper quality, nobler character. Talk about a self development chamber. This was character building 101.
God’s promises for Joseph are for you too. He’ll take what the enemy meant for evil and use it for your good.
When people forget you, and they will…
When people break their promises to you, and they will…
When you’re tired and tempted to give up, and you might…
Know you’re getting stronger.
While you’re waiting for your reward:
1. Believe his promises. He’s working on getting you out.
2. Know you’ll be stronger. You’re prison has benefits that the enemy can’t touch.
I’m pulling for ya. Hang in there. Your big break is on the way, if you’ll wait for it.