One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Joseph. If you read and really understand this story, you will see that nothing is coincidental and that all things work according to God's plan. It might not be according to YOUR plan, but it all works out for the best.Just check out the story of Joseph.Joseph had a bunch of brothers. I think it was about 12 of them mugs altogether. But Joseph's father loved him the best. The reason he loved him more is because Joseph's father had a bunch of baby Momma's and he loved Joseph's mother more than the other momma's and therefore was the proudest of Joseph.The other brothers didn't like Joseph because of their father's blatant favoritism. (Side note: you should never treat any of your children better than the others.
If you don't believe me, check out this story for proof.)Well, one day, Joseph's father bought him a really nice coat with a lot of colors in it. It was an expensive coat and his brothers were jealous because of it. To give you an example using today's standards-did you ever watch the movie, Starsky and Hutch where Snoop Dog plays Huggy Bear? I think it's on either Showtime or HBO right now. Towards the end of the show, Snoop comes out in this big old fur coat with a lot of colors in it. I don't know why, but when I saw that movie, I thought of Joseph and wondered if his coat looked anything like the one Snoop Dog was wearing in that movie.Anyway, I digress.Well, Joseph loved the coat and wore it all the time.
Then, one day Joseph had a dream and made the apparent mistake of sharing his dream with his brothers. He dreamed that one day they would bow down to him.Well, if this wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back. His brother's started plotting and came up with a plan to get rid of him so that their father can stop showing him all the love and start showing them some. Their plan was to kill him. One of the brother's talked them out of killing him and made them agree to simply put him in a ditch and leave him there. They were going to bring his coat back home and tell his father that some wild animal must have killed Joseph.So they did. They threw him in the ditch and took his coat. But then, they had another fantastic idea.
There were these guys who were buying people to bring them to Egypt to be slaves. So, the brother's said, hey, why not make a few bucks off of him and sell him to these guys as a slave. This way our brother's blood won't be on our hands, but he will be out of our lives.That's exactly what they did.Now, I don't know about you, but if I were Joseph, I might not be able to see Ring Gears Suppliers any Godly plan in all of this. How could this be a POSITIVE thing-my brothers selling me into slavery and taking my Huggy Bear coat?I know I would have gotten angry with my brothers and been ready to fight. I probably would have gotten a little angry with God, too, for allowing this to happen to me.There will be times when you are working towards a goal or towards something that is important to you, and then something comes out of nowhere and sets you back. At the time, it might seem like a horrible thing.