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You’re favored by God! You’re the object of God’s love, grace, and goodness. He has done, is doing and plans to do favorable things in your life!
Life changes when we believe in the favor of God—when we know that it’s real and that it’s promised to us! Our thinking and actions improve when we live with an awareness of God’s favor. Our expectations change. We begin looking for evidence of God’s presence and blessings around us.
Promotion is one of the blessings of God’s favor. By His favor, God can promote you far better than you can promote yourself. He can open doors of opportunity for you that are beyond anything you could imagine or could have made happen in your own efforts.
The Old Testament character Joseph is a great example of favor. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, being falsely accused of raping his boss’s wife, and being placed in prison for a crime he didn’t do, it seemed that Joseph’s life was anything but blessed. But the story wasn’t over!
Take a look at what God did for Joseph in prison. The story is found in Genesis 39:21-23 (NIV) “The Lord was with him [Joseph]; He showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.”
While Joseph’s circumstances tried to hold him down, God’s favor lifted him up! The favor of God brought him a promotion. God’s favor can do the same for you!