Success Secrets 21 -25
21. Joseph honoured his parents
Parental honour is the first law of financial prosperity. “Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-2). This is a universal law; without parental honour, things will not go well. Many of the woes experienced by Christians are rooted in parental dishonour.
Scriptural Focus: “Honour (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother; this is the first commandment with a promise” – Ephesians 6:2 AMP
22. Joseph was content
Joseph was content in Potiphar’s house. Everything was at his disposal but not Potiphar’s wife. He knew the demarcation; what was his and what wasn’t. He was content with his possessions and he avoided Potiphar’s wife. Contentment is an attitude. Stay with what is yours. It is the easiest way out of hypertension. Covetousness is carnal; covetousness is idolatry. It places a desire for material things above God’s plan for us.
Scriptural Focus: “Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith” – Proverbs 15:16
23. Joseph was given to humility
When Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, he never suggested his own name for the position he had counselled about. He had an attitude of genuine humility. God gave him grace and he was promoted. Don’t despise the days of little beginnings; they are the foundations for very great enterprises. Enjoy every stage of life for success is a journey.
Scriptural Focus: “Be not forward (self-assertive and boastfully ambitious) in the presence of the king; and stand not in the place of greatness, for better it is that it be said to you, come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince whose eyes have seen you” – Proverbs 25:6-7 AMP.
24. Joseph was a servant of rest
I am greatly touched by the servant-hood of the man Joseph. With clarity, we can remember that when he was in prison and Potiphar’s house, he gave his masters rest. They were compelled to put all things in his hand. Joseph was a servant of rest. He did his job well. Where are you working, what is your placement or position? Give your masters rest. Work, and do your job well. Don’t expect a transplant to a bigger vase until you outgrow your present vase. Promotion is a function of excellence. It comes to those who have fully utilized their present office. Give your masters reasons to put all things in your hands. You are the next CEO.
Scriptural Focus: “Servants, be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive, and with all your heart, as (service) to Christ (Himself)”- Ephesians 6:5 AMP.
25. Joseph trusted in God
I see in Joseph a man guided and guarded by the eyes of God. Everywhere he went, he had uncommon favour. Joseph had one hope, and that hope was in his covenant with God. Make a holy abandon on God; it is the best bargain in the world.
Scriptural Focus: “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree plant eth by the waters, and that spreadeth out herroots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green, and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit” – Jeremiah 17:7-8
Culled from 31 SUCCESS SECRETS from the life of JOSEPH – A Devotional Study | YEMI DAVIDS.
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