This is the first time I am revealing this, but I was once put into a poor, low-achieving, seminary high school. And that in an unknown part of the world. This was done to restrict me but through a miracle, it lasted only for 3 months. In retrospect those that put me in there did not know I would travel the world preaching the gospel some day. So unbeknownst to them, they did give me the only seminary experience I can claim today (smiles). What they meant for evil, God meant for good. God was with me through it all, and that made the difference.
From Prison to Priest
My case is not uncommon. Joseph was sold to slavery by his own family. They hoped to get rid of the dreamer and hopefully never hear from him again. Several years later, Joseph was the one forgiving them, providing for their sustenance and letting them know that what they meant for evil, God meant for good. To save their lives. God was with Joseph all the way and that made the difference.
Why Your Future is Bright
I recently visited Casa Hogar Belen, an Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, and that is what I told the beautiful children I had the privilege of meeting there. That is the message for you today. Whatever circumstance brought you here is just a story for God’s glory. What they meant for evil, God meant for good. Your advantage is that God is with you. And that my friend, makes the difference.
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; … – Genesis 39:2