As humans, we tend to get lost in the daily rat race to accomplish a million things within a set amount of hours during the day. Our spiritual lives feel empty or ho-hum. We feel like we are struggling to keep our heads above water with our spiritual and physical lives.
The truth is –> We were made for more than this.
The thing is, we forget that Christ conquered this world and therefore released us from its grip. We were made to thrive in this world that Christ took back for us from the enemy.
We can thrive and prosper like a tree planted by a stream.
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” – Psalm 1:3
Look at the story of Joseph, son of Jacob, in Genesis. He was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. His life seemed to be getting worse and worse. However, because he placed his trust in God and therefore was favored by God.
Whenever he found himself a slave for Potiphar, he easily moved up the ranks & becomes in charge of Potiphar household. Whenever, Potiphar’s wife lied and accused Joseph of at taking her he was imprisoned.
During his time in prison, the prison guard put him in charge of all of the other prisoners. He was later called to interpret Pharoah’s dreams & upon his success (with God’s help) he found favor with Pharaoh. He was then put in control of all of Egypt.
He kept Egypt thriving through a famine. After forgiving his brothers, he was able to provide them a home.
The point is that no matter what life threw at him, Joseph kept his faith in God. Because of that, he thrived and prospered during the toughest of times.