A typical 21st century Joseph’s testimony will sound somewhat like this: “I want to praise God for taking me from the pit to the Palace. Somebody shout Hallelujah with me!”
In the real sense of it, so much happened between Joseph’s transitioning from the pit to the Palace.
There was the Potiphar’s house experience.
There was also the Prison experience.
When God takes us through tests, the endpoint is supposed to be a testimony. Testimonies serve as faith boosters for the the one sharing the testimony and people around him/her.
I want you to see this:
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT)
When God allows you go through a challenge, the aim is that you would be a able to encourage someone through your victorious experience. When God invests in you, He expects returns and sometimes, your testimony is that return.
There is someone that needs more than the abridged version of your testimony. He or she needs to hear your Potiphar’s house or prison experience because the pit experience doesn’t relate to his/her unique situation. And you need to remember that God doesn’t make thoughtless investments; He is always very intentional about His actions.
There is always something you can offer. You may not have physical resources to give but there definitely is a testimony no matter how liitle it seems to you that you can share. Be that source of another’s encouragement!
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (Proverbs 12:25 NLT)
Be the reason someone has renewed hope to face tomorrow.
Testify of God’s goodness with the motive of being a blessing to other people while trusting God to know the right time to share!
You are blessed so that you can be a blessing.
Have an amazing week ahead!
- Dr. Omolola Omosebi