Joseph's life took many twists and turns, but had an ultimate destination that accomplished the perfect plan of God. His brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. He was falsely accused and thrown into prison. But ultimately, he was made a ruler in Egypt where he saved his family from starvation in Canaan. He told his brothers, "You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good. . . to save many people alive." If your life is flowing "west" instead of "south" at the moment, remember that God is in charge of the ultimate direction and destination.
The turns life takes are not as important as where it begins and where it ends.
- Turning Point Daily Devotional, 11/3/03