Mistakes can be costly but God can turn them around.

Have you ever made a mistake?  Yes we have all made mistakes at some point in life.

 Mistakes can be costly and some very costly but the good news is that whatever the mistake has cost you, God can turn it around for good.

 Lets look at an example from scripture.

 From the story of Joseph we can see a few mistakes that led to his ordeal with his brethren, nevertheless God turned it around for his good.

 Genesis 37:

3Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

 4And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

 If you are a parent with more than one child, you would agree that the best thing to do is to love all your children with the same . Israel must have made it obvious to Josephs brothers that Joseph was the favourite one.

 When you were growing up did mum or dad have a favourite? This sometimes causes animosity within  the home.

 The second point that can be noted from the account is Joseph telling his brothers his dream. This mistake could have been done very innocently.  To be fair to Joseph, he may not have known the extent to which his brothers  did not like him.

Genesis 37: And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

 20Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

In my own opinion these were the two doors that the enemy used to get his own brothers to do such a thing to him.

 Now don’t get me wrong, we all have made such similar mistakes, and while these mistakes  do not justify the actions of his brothers they were vehicles the enemy used.

 This is the good news, we all know the end of the account, How the Lord turned all this mess around and used Joseph to deliver a nation and even his own brothers from famine.

 The Lord also made Joseph;s name great and established him.

 Despite all the mistakes and misjudgement, God turned the whole situation around.

 Have you made a mistake? A bad choice? A wrong decision which is costing you so much now? Don’t give up, turn to the Lord and He will help you , guide you and turn things around for you.

 Romans 8: 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 I remember a saying from a man of God, ‘God loves you too much to leave you the way you are’.

 Take this word and run with it. It shall be well.

Bisi Oladipupo

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Posted on April 23, 2010, in Bible, Books, christian, Christian living, Christianity, Church, Encouragment, faith, Family, Relationships, Salvation, Wisdom, Witnessing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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