We Can Be Victims or Victors

We can be victorious, Romans 8:28, Genesis 50:20
Joseph endured years of separation, hardship, and injustice because of his brothers. He could have become a victim. Instead, he chose to become a victor. 

How did he do this? Here’s the key:
When Joseph’s brothers feared Joseph would take revenge on them, Joseph answered their concerns by saying:


“You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened.” Genesis 50:20 (GNT)

This is the Old Testament equivalent to Romans 8:28: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (NIV)

Joseph was a victor because he:
  • Trusted God with the big picture even when the small picture looked bad
  • Realized that the sins of others couldn’t ruin God’s plans for him
Praise God! We can do the same!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
Photo: stockvault

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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder that it's all about attitude.

    I stopped by to let you know that I nominated you for a blog award/meme today. Please visit http://everylittleblessing.com/?p=218 if you'd like to participate, and thank you again for inspiring me.

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  2. Yes, Praise God because we can do the same.

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  3. Victims or victors - It is our choice, isn't it?! I came by your blog by way of a "Tweet"

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  4. Amen... love how God helps you to put these great truths into bite-size posts! Amazing!

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  5. I LOVE how you said that Genesis 50:20 is the Old Testament equivalent to Romans 8:28! Awesome! I shared this post on Twitter this morning. Blessings for an awesome Wednesday in the Lord!

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