Monday, April 3, 2017

Set apart not aside

Sometimes life's disappointments can really makes us feel set aside.  However there could be a higher and greater purpose when things don't line up the way we planned. Consider Joseph for a moment.  At first glance his life could look like a story of being set aside. He was thrown into a pit then sold into slavery. All by the hands of his brother's who were jealous because he was "daddy's favorite". And that's just the beginning of his 13 year ordeal where most of it was spent forgotten in prison for something he did not do. Well if that's all we knew about the story we would surmise, yes he was set aside.  However because we know the whole story, we know what Gods ultimate plan was for Joseph. We realize he was really being set apart not aside. He had been given an assignment that required preparation. Sometimes God's preparation for our life requires a season of being set apart.  Don't mistake that season for being set aside. Like Joseph, know at the end of that season you will be able to confidently say ....what was intended to harm me, God intended for good to accomplish what is now being done, so I could save the lives of many people.  

Stay abiding in Him.
you're being set apart for something greater then you know. 

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