One of my most favorite men in the Bible is Joseph.
I love Joseph because he demonstrated great faith in the midst of great trials and hardships on the road to his purpose. There is a lot that can be learned about the process of living out your purpose through Joseph’s story.
I want to share with you a few of those lessons which you can easily apply to your own life as you strive to live out your God-given purpose:
1. Avoid sharing your vision with everyone.
One key thing that can be taken from Joseph’s story is the importance of safeguarding your purpose.
Even though you would like everyone to be happy for you, the truth is not everyone wants to see you succeed. Many times if you are not careful, the enemy will use those closest to you to discourage you and distract you from what God has called you to do.
Seek Godly counsel to share your vision with so that you can receive encouragement and directions on how to move forward.
2. Keep your integrity in the midst of testing.
When God begins to open up doors for you to walk in your purpose, you will be tested. The key to more favor and more open doors is to keep your integrity. There is nothing in this life worth more than your God-given purpose.
Joseph was tested by his master’s wife and more than anything he was concerned about doing something that was not pleasing to God.
You will be tested, but you must be determined to hold onto your integrity at all costs.
3. Don’t allow your situation to drown out your purpose.
I love Joseph so much because he was determined to shine no matter what the situation .
After his master’s wife lied on him, and he was thrown into prison, he kept walking in His purpose.
God called Joseph to be a ruler so no matter where he went, he carried the favor of God with him. He did not walk around with his head held low because that would have been contrary to God’s purpose for his life. He continued to let his gifts open doors for him, and that was eventually what set him free and propelled him into the fullness of His purpose.
When you make up your mind to not allow your circumstances to drown out your purpose, God will give you great success just like He did Joseph.