I was reading a post on Linked In about reversing the winding-down thought process at night, aka reflection. Instead of thinking about everything you still have to do- ponder what you have done well. This is great advice.
After reflecting on “why I could not get through my task list”…I reversed the process to reflect on the “deep work” accomplished not just the “task list of yesterday”.
Wow- when you see what God has done in and through you, you will be astounded. The deep work will sometimes include growing pains that are not comfortable but will also catapult you to a new level of understanding.
In this passage, Joseph encouraged me to stay strong in doing what God has called and gifted me for. The illustration in this passage resulted in a blessing. It was the main purpose for using Joseph’s gifts- his father, brother’s families and futures were all blessed.
Sometimes we focus on trying to give a blessing but God just wants us to be faithful in our own area of influence- even if it means taking a “timeout” to gain clarity. He will pour out the blessing on so many lives you would not have imagined it possible. – Teresa #jobwelldone #butterflyeffect #kaleidoscope
Genesis 47:7-12 (ESV) 7 Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.” 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. 11 Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their dependents.
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