Sometimes God will allow people to break you. Sometimes God will allow people to reject you. People who will hate you. He will allow evil to seek its plan to destroy you. Sometimes God will seem like he abandoned you and left you in the hand of evil-doers. God will allow it to happen.
Trusts me, I have said it too,
“why would God lead me to be rejected and broken ?”
That’s not a God's character. But it is.
You see Joseph was a man that God chose to give a high position. Joseph was his father's favorite but his brothers' hatred. Joseph had dreams about what kind of man he would be to his family. His dreams consisted of his mother and father along with his brother bowing down to him. His dreams consisted of him being lifted high along with the stars. These dreams drove his brothers insane. His brothers plot murder against him. His brothers ended up selling Joseph to some man that would later sell him as a slave in Egypt. His brothers did not want Josephs's dream to come true.
They hated how it was his father's favorite son yet, to become a high person and receive honor would fire up his brothers' jealousy. In Egypt Joseph was also rejected and mistreated, he was wrongfully accused, and sent to prison. He served time in prison yet while in prison was also forgotten. You would think, where was God, the promise and the dreams that He called for Joseph? At this moment you would think that God messed up to fulfill his promise, let alone after YEARS of waiting.
The story ends uniquely. Joseph ends up getting out of prison and because of God's blessings on Josephs's life despite what he had gone through he was promoted to be prime minister of Pharaoh. You would think God allowing Joseph to be rejected and abandoned in his life was God's absence and unfaithfulness to him. You would think that God did nothing when he allowed Satan to break Joseph. But that's one perspective you can choose to see when you assume that your current season is the last one you will see. A season of famine in Egypt ends up leading Josephs's brother to leave their home and seek providence in Egypt.
Joseph ends up recognizing his brothers, he ends up understanding the bigger picture of this purpose. He ends up surrendering un-forgiveness to hold God's ultimate love for everyone.
While being rejected and hated for having the power to seek himself justice Joseph ends up loving his brother despite their rejection by declaring the main highlight of this story...
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Gen. 50:20 NIV
God's purpose is much bigger than allowing you to feel pain. God's purpose ultimately fulfills not just your growth and your promotion but it is tied up also with the savings of many lives.