During chapel today, Pastor Tony talked about God’s purpose for our lives. He asked the students what their dreams are and what they want to be when they grow up.
He reminded us about Joseph, an Old Testament character who had dreams of becoming a special person. Although he went through a lot of difficulties in his life, including being hated by his brothers, the Lord was with Joseph. He eventually became a ruler in Egypt and saved many people from starving during a severe famine! Joseph had to endure being sold by his brothers as a slave and false imprisonment by his boss. He told his brothers that, “you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20”
Pastor Tony said that God designed each of us to be a unique, special person and that we shouldn’t worry about being different from other people around us. We should read our instruction book, the Bible, and get God’s help to figure out what God has in mind for us to do and to be.
Read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50.
1. What would you like to be when you grow up?
2. How was Joseph special (he dressed in a multi-colored coat, he was his father’s favorite son, and he had dreams about becoming a person to whom people would bow.
3. Who do you think is the person that God wants you to become?
Jan Rogers, Director
Building an Eternal Foundation ~ I Cor.