Ecclesiastes 9:11 NLT “I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time”
Genesis 37 records the story of Joseph who had two dreams that suggested he was going to be great, and even his father, mother and brothers would bow before him at some point. But one would imagine that there will be a series of circumstances that will obviously point to that vision he had received from God, however it wasn’t so. The dream triggered so much envy amongst his brothers that they decided to kill him (Gen.37:18). One of the brothers tried to dissuade the rest against this idea, so they instead sold him as a slave to the Ishmaelites.
He served as a slave in Portipha’s house, an Egyptian general, where he was falsely accused of sexual harassment, and thrown into the prison amongst those to be executed. It was while in this prison that he had a unique encounter with Pharaoh’s butler and chief baker. He interpreted both their dreams, and his interpretation was right. The butler’s story turned out good because he ended up back in the palace. It was a long while after this that Pharaoh had disturbing dream, then the butler remembered Joseph had interpreted dreams while in prison.So can God set you up to be at the right place at the right time even in the most awkward situation? Absolutely!
The plans God has for your life are much bigger than the iterative routine you find yourself in currently. Never because of your current situation give up on the plans and purposes God has placed in your heart. Keep the passion burning within you, continually prepare yourself for what it is you see inside of you because the moment is coming when one thing will lead to another, and you fill find that you are at the very spot you always dreamed about, but will you be ready? What if Joseph had stopped interpreting dreams? He could have been beheaded by Pharaoh immediately. But Joseph had learned to perfect his skill even in the midst of situations contrary to his heart’s dream.
Scriptures to Meditate: Eccl.9:10; 10:10, Jer.29:11, 1 Cor.2:6-11, Ps.15:5-6