“Joseph you’ve got potential.”
Character and potential are two great words when you haven’t lived under them for years.
My kids grew tired of the phrase, “It’s building character.”
‘For once let me live without character,’ they would say, apparently expressing fatigue.
Truth be told, there was a time when I despised the word potential. On the one hand, I was thrilled that people saw hope in me for future but on the other, I wanted to be able to show them a completed product.
Sometimes the process and processing just suck, it doesn’t lend to a positive attitude and often feels long and hard.
We do get tired and don’t want to make the exchange, but we do want to have the life where character and potential are finally realized.
Joseph was in a potential building and character-revealing phase of his life for over thirteen years.
Did it pay off? With dividends to spare!
Will it pay off for you? As long as there are Egypt’s to manage, and as long as there are futures to be had, I think there is a payoff for the one who stays at it.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9, NIV)
I can see; You have potential.
You Don’t Have To Live; You Get To!