“Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.” Psalms 105:19 NLT

Sometimes when we are going through a test our mind begins playing tricks on us trying to convince us that God is no longer with us. It’s quite the opposite! God is using these difficulties to test our character so that when we get to where God is trying to take us, our character will keep us there.

If anybody knew this it was Joseph. Betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused, sent to prison; all these traumatic experiences were enough to make any body lose their mind.

But Joseph knew that his victory over his difficulties depended upon the victory in his mind. He remembered the dream that God had placed in him that one day he would rule!

When you’re going through tough times…

  1. Guard your mind. If the devil can get you caught up in fear and negative thinking it can alter your outcome. Stay focused on what’s possible in God! See yourself winning!
    “More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it.” 
    Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭CEB‬‬
  2. Pass your tests. I went into my son’s room last night and he was studying for his test. We must study to show ourselves approved when we are being tested. Hold on to God’s words and let them override anything the devil tries to put in your spirit. You shall live and not die and proclaim the work of the Lord’s hand!
  3. Though the vision tarry, wait on it for it shall surely come to pass! If God said it you can count on it. It took Joseph about a decade or so to see the fulfillment of his dream. Don’t you give up until you go up! God’s got you! 

Dear God,

Thank you for keeping me in my right mind during this time of testing. I know that you’re only trying to make me stronger and keep me focused. I’m excited about the fulfillment of this dream for my life. If there’s someone struggling to hold on, please give them the strength to keep striving until the dream is fulfilled.

In Jesus’ Name,