Your pit is actually your palace when you view it with spiritual eyes. Do you remember Joseph?
When Joseph was in prison, and the cupbearer and the baker needed help, Joseph gave honor to God by saying to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”
Joseph, who was favored by his father and had a secured place in the family, embraced humility in prison by learning to rely on God. Think about it, he was used to relying on the favor of Jacob, so he had to change in prison and hold on to God!
Also, when it was time to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph explained, "I cannot do it…but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires” (Genesis 41:16). In the end, the Lord allowed Pharaoh to promote Joseph to a life in the palace.
Now, where did Joseph learn about God the most, with his family or in prison? In the pit and in the prison?
When his brothers threw him in that pit, who did Joseph call out to? Yes, God.
After Potiphar's wife accused Joseph of a crime he did not commit, who did Joseph rely on? Yes, God.
Saints, do not despise your pits and prisons because those situations are being used by God to recreate you into His Son's image and to lead you to your next dimension in him. But guess what? Every dimension has its own sets of pits and prisons, so learn to praise and pray like Paul and Silas in order to live in the liberty which comes from the Spirit of God.
By learning how to behave in those pits and prisons, you will invite the presence of God in those areas of your life. And guess what? Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is a continual "palace" experience. Hallelujah!
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