“Our world may be torn apart and our losses in the material world may be significant, but there are great riches we gain from the Joseph process that will be used in our lives and in the lives of others. We need to be grateful that God considers us worthy for the assignment.”- Os Hillman
In Chapter 5 (“The Purpose of the Joseph Process”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman notes that Josephs go through the mud to get where God’s calling them. At times Josephs may feel like they’ve lost everything. While this possibly occurs in the natural, God promises to protect Josephs in the midst of their adversity.
Furthermore, as we discover, navigate, and fulfill our purpose in life, we may find ourselves in unwanted situations. Yet, even in that place, God gives us favor. In addition, Mr. Hillman encourages, God’s always a step ahead of the devil’s plans. And our own plans as well. Only Jesus made plan A. However, for the rest of us, God turns our plan B and plan C into plan A.
In conclusion, Os describes the Joseph process as personal, painful, and messy. But, the process also is necessary. As the author observes, like Moses, we must come to a death in ourselves. Os explains:
“Like Moses, we all must come to a death in ourselves before we are resurrected into the call of God. There is a purpose in this death process. However, death without resurrection is only defeat. God does not want you to remain in this place; he has plans for you once you’ve gone through the valley phase.”
Today’s question: What great riches have you gained from the Joseph process? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Jesus requires total dependence”