There were four major places crucial to the life of Joseph and each place was for a different season in his life- Joseph in his father’s house; in Potiphar’s house; in prison; and in the palace.
Something very significant about these four places is that in every place Joseph found himself in, he practiced this principle; he made somebody great. Regardless of his situation and the circumstances surrounding him, he understood that his own key to greatness was making somebody else great. Joseph made his father great, he made Potiphar great, he made the prison commander great and he made Pharaoh great and then his own greatness emerged. Now, you can see how Joseph got there, stayed there, grew and perpetuated himself there.
Your greatness in life is locked up in another person’s greatness. Your greatness in life can never come out of the failure of another. If everybody understands this point, giving credit to somebody else will not be a problem. Pulling down people to look better is not going to be something you’ll fall for as a temptation because you cannot build your reputation on the destruction of another person’s reputation. As you go through life, never destroy another person’s reputation or testimony to build your own. Don’t ever forget this.
Never think you can upstage somebody by pulling him down and taking his place. True greatness comes out of greatness, it does not come out of failure. You cannot get greatness out of making somebody a failure. You must find out in whose greatness your own greatness is contained.
PRAYER: Lord show who and what my greatness is locked up in, and I receive grace to give due diligence to it in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 31:1-32:32, Hebrews 12:14-29, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 27:18-20