Living God's Perspective

Richard Waialeale


Genesis 50:20-21 (NLT)

20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.


In Genesis 50 you see Joseph living, not with his solution but with God’s solution. Not guilt or grief like his brothers or his father. You see him living with grace. Here at the pinnacle of his life, the pinnacle for an opportunity for revenge he instead takes the opportunity to sum up his faith.

It took Joseph thirty years of faith decisions to get to this point. God intended it for good. He had God’s perspective on his circumstances.


When I recognize who’s in charge of my life, I realize that God is the one who’s in control. When I have a dream to become someone that I feel God wants me to be. That’s a God-given dreams. For thirty years, Joseph stayed close to God, hung on to his God given dream and through the fire he didn’t look at what he was walking through, but who he was walking with. I must do the same - Living God’s Perspective.


Father thank you for the life example of Joseph. My life may never be as exciting and challenging as Josephs. But oh! On the inside, it can feel like it. I hang onto You for peace and comfort and to bring me through the fire - In Jesus Name. Amen.

Devotions for January 20

Genesis 49,50
Psalms 8
Luke 20

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