Life may look simple and complicated. We may never fully understand why things happen in life. God is in control of his created world. He may put us in places, and give us positions to accomplish his purpose. Joseph was sold into slavery, rose to the position of governor, for the purpose of preserving his life and fulfilling God's plan. Why am I in this place and position?
Genesis 45:5-85 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.