Steven Furtick: One thing I admire about Joseph: he never allowed any disappointment to define his life. 

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“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)
One thing I admire about Joseph: he never allowed any disappointment to define his life. The only thing that Joseph allowed to define his life was the presence/promise of God. Whether he was being sold into slavery by his brothers, serving as a dream interpreter for the king, or ruling over Egypt — Joseph knew who he was, and who was with him.
Joseph had every right to play the victim. But he chose to allow the hand of God — not his hardships — to write his headlines. He was able to look back at his life and say to the brothers who sold him into slavery, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.”
You may not be able to see it at this moment, but God’s hand is at work in your life. And if you will choose to trust it, that same hand can write your headlines.

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