So it was, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, ‘Your servant did to me after this manner,’ that his anger was aroused. Then Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison,…But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the LORD was with him; and whatever
he did, the LORD made it prosper.–Genesis 39:19-23 NKJV
The fourth stop on destiny’s road to achievement introduces us to the “smallest finger” on God’s hand. The pressure it exerts is just enough to keep us humble and patient, but not so much that we lose our own personality.
Joseph never seemed to despair even though everything he started out with appeared hopelessly lost. In prison for doing a good deed that others called evil, this true man of God showed unnatural maturity. He resigned himself to doing right no matter what because that is who he was in God. Better he thought to suffer for righteousness’ sake, than to be in the company of the wicked enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season!
When we come to the end of our strength we discover the beginning of God’s power. Interestingly, our littlest finger has the biggest gripping power of all our fingers because it is designed with a locking mechanism. When every other hold God has on us seems broken, His little finger remains sure. We cannot fall! Knowing this, Joseph became comfortable with the pressure he felt, and even dependent upon the weight of God’s hand on his life. As you will see tomorrow, he was finally right where God needed him to be!
This excerpt was taken from Everyday Preparation For Jesus’ Return by Rocky Veach.