Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph's character.
Psalm 105:19 NLTse
I know that the Lord has plans for me, to prosper me with a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). But I am grateful even for the trials and tests too, especially over the last few years. The Lord has been molding my character in ways I could have never imagined. As Joseph went from a naïve, cocky young man to second in command of Egypt and in large part a savior to many going through a great famine, I can only imagine how God worked on Joseph's character to prepare Joseph for His plans. Joseph would have been unable to fulfill the Lord's plans without the maturing of his character.
Rest in and be glad for the trials that I go through (James 1:2-4). God still knows what He is doing and has my best interests in mind!
Lord, I submit to You and all that You have for me. Thank you for building my character, even though the process is not fun at the time! I love you!