03.17.19 - Small Group Discussion

Not Your Average Joe - Humbling Leads to Usefulness

God’s delays are not God’s denials. He’s getting you ready.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?

  • Have you been in a situation you dreaded where you felt like it would never end (a job, school, etc.)? What, if anything, helped?

  • In what areas do you make excuses for why you deserve to do something outside the rules (slacking at work, cheating a little, etc.)?

Read: Genesis 39:2-9, 39:20-23, 40:23, 41:14-16, 41:39-40, and 41:46

  • Do you think Joseph felt like God was with him? Why or why not?

  • What do you think is the significance of Joseph’s coat being snatched by Potiphar’s wife?

  • Do you think it was hard for Joseph to state that God was the one who could interpret the dreams, not him? Why or why not?

  • Have you ever been forgotten by someone you were counting on, like Joseph was forgotten by the cupbearer?

  • What makes you feel like God is with you in your life? What makes you feel like He’s not with you?

  • Have you ever gotten to see or learn why God’s answer was “not yet,” even though you previously thought the answer was “no?”

  • Why does the answer “not yet” feel like “no”?

  • How does changing your viewpoint about God delaying a situation instead of denying a situation change how you interact with where you are in the current moment?

Prayer: Pray for patience as God prepares things in your life.

Posted on March 17, 2019 .