TOPIC: YOUR SUCCESS LIES IN THE GIFT YOU HAVE
Memory verse:-"Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among
the reeds. After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean.
I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt. The lean, ugly cows ate up the
seven fat cows that came up first. But even after they ate them, no one could tell that
they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.
"In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk.
After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east
wind. The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the
magicians, but none could explain it to me.” Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The
dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is
about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain
are seven years; it is one and the same dream. The seven lean, ugly cows that came up
afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by
the east wind: They are seven years of famine. "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has
shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Seven years of great abundance are coming
throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the
abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. The
abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be
so severe. The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter
has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
"And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the
land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the
harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should collect all the food
of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of
Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. This food should be held in reserve for the
country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so
that the country may not be ruined by the famine.” The plan seemed good to Pharaoh
and to all his officials. So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one
in whom is the spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all
this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in
charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect
to the throne will I be greater than you.”
We also see from the scripture above that it was the gift of Joseph that brought him before the Pharaoh and promoted him unto the throne of next of the Pharaoh. Whatever gift or talent that God has endowed you with you better work on it because your future and success in life is rooted in it. It is not just fashion or formality that God made you who you are. Many people are struggling to make life better for them but it can not be better unless they do what they are created to do. It is God plan that excellence will chase you and not you chasing excellence, this scriptural passage furnishes us with a perfect example. Our gift and talent can send us to great places, great people and to obtain great benefit.
Prayer:-pray for knowledge and direction concerning your gift and talent
pray against any evil against your gift and talent
What to meditate on:
What is difference between gift and talent in respect to the bible lesson above?