Handling Life's Curve Balls
Sermon shared by Lynn Floyd
Summary: We look at how Joseph handled the curve balls (life’s interuptions) thrown at him.
Series: World Series
Audience: General adults
Do whatever it takes to keep bitter from rising up in the midst of life’s curve balls.
3). Don’t rule out the reality that God has a greater purpose to what you have experienced.
Genesis 45:5 “Don’t be angry with yourselves that you did this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives. These two years of famine will grow to seven, during which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God has sent me here to keep you and your families alive so that you will become a great nation. Yes, it was God who sent me here, not you! And he has made me a counselor to Pharoah—manager of his entire household and ruler over all Egypt. (NLT)
Now, it is important for us to understand something here. God never puts a stamp of approval on evil and sin. It was wrong for Joseph’s brothers to sell him into slavery and lie to their father that he was dead. But, as Joseph looks back on his life he sees how it was no accident that he is where he is. Even in the midst of all that was going on in his life—God used it for the good. As a matter of fact he used Joseph’s life to save many other lives. Before you give up on God you need to realize that he is in the process of bringing out great possibilities through your experiences.
Many times we wont know what God wants to do in our life’s situations until after the fact. In other words, someone might be throwing a curve ball at you and
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