“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you [in charge] over all the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 41:41, TAB)
Nothing defines a person like her mentality. As you think so are you. Your thinking irrespective of your situation can set you free or limit you.
In life, our imagination sets the pace—Genesis 11:6
Only those who dare ever deliver. Our thoughts will either make or break us. Mind renewal always leads to transformation. Romans 12:2
You must operate with applied revelation and not just revelation. What you do with what heaven has revealed. Deuteronomy 28:1
When you look at the story of Pharaoh, Joseph and Egypt properly, you begin to see the humor and wisdom of the Almighty. God gave a dream to an unbeliever that only a believer can unravel and execute—Genesis 41:32-41
You are positioned where you are to be a solution therefore stop complaining. See the goodness wherever you are. Apply innovative thinking.
The gift of a man will make room for him. Use your gift to get out of the prison of life. Until Hannah changed her approach, she was unable to change her situation. Before she could change her approach, she had to change her thinking.
You need to stop thinking that, “somebody is after me” or my life is like this because of a “demonic attack.” Truthfully, somebody could be after you and there could be a demonic attack but greater is He that is in you… If God be for you …
It is extremely important for you to realize in that situation that you have treasure in earthen vessel. Your challenges have not left you “treasureless.”
You therefore have a duty to showcase the treasure in you to the challenges that you encounter. “Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” (Matthew 13:52, KJV)
“ He said, “Then you see how every student well-trained in God’s kingdom is like the owner of a general store who can put his hands on anything you need, old or new, exactly when you need it.” (Matthew 13:52, MSG)
Joseph when called by Pharaoh groomed himself and changed his clothes for where he is going. He did not dress or wear clothes, according to who he was yesterday or who he is at the moment, he dressed according to who he wanted to be. He dressed according to the future he saw.
“You cannot wear prison clothes and looks for palace opportunities.”
Somehow the attitude of Joseph had an air of finality. He prepared as if he was not coming back to prison. He dressed as if he will not wear prison clothes again.
When you go for the next opportunity, prepare as if it is already yours. Understand what obtains where you are going. Let them know how equipped you are for the opportunity.
Do not forget that Joseph was a convicted felon at this time. A summons could have meant it is time for your head to be cut off but he treated it like a going away party.
Make sure you see the positive in whatever situation you face. Instead of gloom, see glory. No matter the lies of Satan, as Joseph was grooming himself and wearing good clothes, he was able to respond to Satan that I may not know the outcome but I am still getting out of prison. At least today, I am going to breath fresh air, see different people and even meet the king one on one before anything else happens.
Satan you thought I was just going to be executed unceremoniously in prison but even if they are going to kill me today, I am still going to meet new people, enter the palace and who knows they could say what will be your last meal. This will be palace food not prison food.
Turn the tide on Satan take away the celebration from him.
The reason why some people are not daring in the face of opportunities is that they still have the prison look and clothes. When Jesus called Bartimaeus, he flung off the garment of reproach. He was inadvertently saying, I am not wearing this garment again.
If you are not ready to leave the old, you cannot step into the new. It is even more than leaving the old. In some cases you need to severe ties with the old