By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.
Joseph was rejected by his brothers because their father favored him, and there will be people in your life that will not be able to accept God’s favor upon you. There may be a season when they’re willing to walk with you. But when God begins to promote you because you trust Him, they’ll try to pull you down because God is taking you places, as He did Joseph, and they can’t stand it. If you’re wearing a burden of rejection that’s been placed upon you by those who should have accepted you but didn’t, whom you reached out to and have been shunned, whom you attempted to embrace and were denied, Joseph has a message for you.
It’s in those moments of rejection that you, like Joseph, have to stand firm in the faith that you are blessed and highly favored. Never hang your head because God is blessing you. Square your shoulders and declare, “God’s promise is my portion. His goodness and mercy follow me. He will never leave me nor forsake me. The world may not like it, but the world didn’t give it, and the world can’t take it away. God has been faithful, good, loving and kind. If that bothers someone, they can take it up with Him!”
Heavenly Father, according to Your Word, I pray that You would bless them and keep them. Make Your face shine upon them and be gracious unto them. Let Your Word become so alive in their lives that it would be like fire shut up in their bones. Let it become the light that guides their lives through this dark world. Let them be the light of the world that shines Your love to others. And let us, heavenly Father, reach this generation that they would know that God is alive, He is risen, and He is seated at the right hand of the Father where He rules and reigns in truth. Heavenly Father, I thank You that every burden has been lifted, every yoke has been destroyed, and every shackle has been broken because You are almighty and Your Word endures forever. This, we receive in faith and thank You for it in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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