Not Your Average Joe - Usefulness Leads to Blessing
When you have a God-ordained reversal, it’s never about you.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
What’s your favorite story’s reversal, where what you expected to happen is turned on its head? Why?
What are some of your favorite reversals in the Bible? Why?
Read: Genesis 42:6-7, 18-23, 36, 43:28-31, 34, 44:10, 45:3-5
When we are wronged, it can often be so easy to feel justified if we have the chance to have revenge or get even. What can learn from Joseph in how he handled his opportunity?
How do you feel about Jacob’s reaction in 42:36? Why do you think he responded the way he did?
Was it right for Joseph to test his brothers the way he did? Why or why not?
Have you experienced God orchestrating a reversal in your life? Please share, if you are comfortable.
If you are currently in the middle of a painful situation, what helps you as you wait for God’s timing?
Joseph went through the hardships that he did so that he could be used to save people. How has God used the hardships in your life to benefit others?
Prayer: Pray that you have patience waiting on God’s timing for a reversal in your life. Thank God for any reversals you have already experienced. Pray that you be open to whatever God intends to do through you as a result of that reversal.