Joseph is the youngest of Jacob’s sons. He has a dream that one day he would be the head of his brothers. He shares his dream with the ones he loves. Because of that, his brothers are jealous. They resolve to make Joseph fall. Joseph goes through a lot of obstacles to become the man he is. His heart’s desire is to forgive his brothers. He also wants to be in the will of God. As believers we are given two choices with hurtful relationships. We can choose to be angry, bitter and to hold on to the past. Or we can choose to forgive the past and walk in love, towards the future. When we choose to forgive, sometimes we even discover that was the plan for us the whole time. God always intended for Joseph to go through everything he went through. God intended to use what his brothers meant for harm. He used it to make Joseph the man he was always meant to be.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”