It’s all beginning to make sense. That’s what happens when you finally see the big picture, what Yahweh had planned all along. At times it was just a complete mess; you could see nothing good in the series of disasters that had become your life. But, all of a sudden it all comes into focus. God brought you through this place, to this place, for just such a time as this. Now what?
This is when extreme humility must prevail; and more than humility—absolute meekness. You get to face all the naysayers, everyone who inspired you to give up, those who were bent on helping you curse God for your struggles. You might even come face-to-face with the culprits who were complicit in the whole debacle. They were instrumental in your demise. Now what?
This is the moment in time in which Christ-likeness must abound. “Forgive them Father, they didn’t know… Hey, don’t worry, it wasn’t your fault… This was God’s plan all along… And it all happened just so I could help you!” Can you imagine such graciousness, such meekness? You have all the power at your fingertips to make them pay; you have every opportunity to shout from the rooftops, “It’s all your fault; I hate you; I told you so!” But instead, you weep and you take hold of those who harmed you in your arms and say, “I love you; I’m here to help you; I’m here to provide for you; don’t worry about the past for even a moment; it’s all God and I wouldn’t change a thing.” “I am Joseph.”