Gen. 37:7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field, when suddenly my sheaf rose up and remained standing; and then your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.
Gen. 37:9 There were the sun and the moon and eleven stars, bowing down to me.
Gen. 40:6-7 And Joseph came to them in the morning and looked at them, and they were troubled… And he asked Pharaoh’s officials, who were with him in custody in his master’s house, saying, Why are your faces so sad today?
The topic of this year’s Poland Conference for the Young People was, The Secret of the Reigning Life of Joseph. Joseph was a man who had a very eventful life. He underwent many difficult situations, from his brothers who hated him and sold him to some Ishmaelites, and his unjust imprisonment; yet all these were arranged by God to prepare Joseph for his enthronement in Egypt. As a result, even though the situations seemed to be so unbearable, Joseph was the one who was reigning in life.
Everything started with a vision that Joseph had from God (see Gen. 37:7-9); after this, he started living and speaking this vision. The vision that he saw became his destiny and it determined all the situations. This is something that I enjoyed very much! First of all, we need to have a vision, a dream that will direct our heart, control us, and sustain our faith.
When Joseph was 17, he was sold to Ishmaelites, and afterward he was imprisoned for 13 years! However, he was a person fully under God’s restriction and he did not act according to his emotion. While being in the prison, he was not concerned only about his own troubles, but rather about other prisoners’ condition (Gen. 40:6-7). Isn’t that marvelous?
Hallelujah! This is so precious! We just need to pray that the Lord would give each of us a vision so that we may dream the Lord’s dream and trust in His perfect will. I really enjoyed that even though in life we may have really difficult situations with no way out, we need to learn to listen to the Lord and just trust in His perfect will. Just like Joseph, we are precious in the Lord’s eyes, and He brings us through certain situations for us to be mature and reign in life.
Saints, we need to learn how to open and trust the Lord! We need to allow Him to live in us, and then we will be able to have a reigning life, under the rulership of Lord, just as Joseph did.
Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Sharing by sister A. R. (Reading, UK) from her enjoyment in the 2015 European Young People’s Conference in Poland (in the summer, #EYPC2015; listen to the messages from this time online here, and find us on Facebook). If you were at this conference and would like to share what you enjoyed the most, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.