Some of us know what it means to become a victim of organizational politics. People who without any reason have been moved from one position to another or have been transferred from one location to another. This is especially rampant in the civil service where intrigues and politics are the order of the day. We also know of people who always rise to the top like cream and succeeded no matter where they were moved to and irrespective of the place they were transferred. The account of Joseph the son of Jacob in the scriptures is such an examples of a person who defied harsh environments and survived wherever life took them. His success was not dictated by the environment and shined wherever he went. He refused the environment to change him and ended up changing the environment. Whether at home, as a slave in Potiphar’s house, as a prisoner in jail or even as a leader under Pharaoh. Whereas his environment kept changing, the only constant recorded in Joseph’s life is that God was with him. That means that as believers who trust in God, we can survive in whatever environment life throws our way. If we align our attitude to God’s guiding and seek to honor him irrespective of what happens, success like Joseph’s will be our constant. God’s people always rise to the top no matter what happens and their spirits cannot be broken by fire, water, prison, pandemics like the Corona Virus and the like. They seek to honor God and glorify him in all environments. That is characteristic of all God’s people recorded in the scriptures. Where do we use changing conditions and environments as the reason for our failure? Where are we tempted to think we can only succeed in certain environments? Where have we boxed God in our careers and vocations? Life will keep on changing and conditions in our lives will keep on shifting, but God’s faithfulness over us is eternal. We can survive and rise to the top no matter the environment. We take God’s favor wherever the winds of life blow us!
“They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”
Psalms 84:7 NIV
Last modified: July 14, 2020