"What if your setback is actually a setup for what God has for you next."
There is so much hope, wisdom, and promise in this statement.
As much as I'd love to say that I readily see this in my life, I do see it in the life of Joseph.
Joseph was in line to take over as head of the family, but one setback turned into many, and years went by when he didn't know if he'd ever see his family again, let alone be their leader.
Being groomed to become the head of the family set him up to know God and establish bold faith as he learned his people's heritage and saw God's continual deliverance.
But head knowledge isn't enough to make you a great leader, and God had a greater purpose for Joseph than head of his family.
To fulfill his God-sized purpose, Joseph needed experience making tough decisions,...