I wrote this at the beginning of 2019. I had no idea what a difficult year 2019 would be. It would be easy for me to read this again this morning and discount it. But I have to believe God does not move in our timing. He is not governed by dates and calendars.
I still believe this is a prophetic word over my life and yours. The question just becomes, where are we in the process? Regardless to where you are in the process, your breakthrough is coming!
After spending years in prison for something he didn’t do, Joseph finally got a break. The king placed his cupbearer and baker in prison. Each had a dream which Joseph correctly interpreted. When the cupbearer was restored, Joseph had one request: Tell Pharaoh about me. Yet the cupbearer forgot about Joseph.
Have you ever felt forgotten? You are working hard but others are promoted over you. You have prayed and believed but the sickness linger. You are trying to be financially responsible but things keep breaking. You take a step out of the boat, but instead of walking, you need rescuing. Have you ever felt as if God has forgotten you?
As I was reading this story this morning, I felt as if God spoke two things to me:
1. You are never a forgotten child. God knows your name. He knows your address. He feels your pain. Your tears go before him like a fragrant incense. It may feel like abandonment but you have actually been planted in the ground like a seed for a season.
God is watering you, nurturing you, tilling your soil, preparing you to sprout. He is preparing you to breakthrough the hard ground, sprout then blossom into a life bearing oak tree. A tree that offers shade to those who are weary, fruit to those who are broken, balm to those are sick.
Joseph was not forgotten by God and neither are you. You have been planted but you will sprout.
2. Your breakthrough is at hand. For two years the cupbearer forgot about Joseph but suddenly, when the time was right, suddenly when the country needed a Joseph, suddenly when everything had aligned perfectly, suddenly when Pharaoh’s heart was desperate enough to receive an outcast, the cupbearer remembered.
I feel as if God is saying, NOW. Now is the time your name will be remembered by influencers. Now is the time seeds sown will take root and sprout. Now is the time your faithfulness will produce a promotion. Now is the time for breakthrough.
Sixteen years Joseph waited. Sixteen years between the dream and the fulfillment. Sixteen years of being separated from family, alone, planted. But oh, the beautiful sprout that came forth. His breakthrough saved a nation. His breakthrough restored his family. His breakthrough left a legacy that resounds through history. His time of planting was hard but his breakthrough sweet.
Your season of planting is coming to an end. You will enter a season of breakthrough. You will be remembered.
Genesis 40 & 41.