And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house... And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house... that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field (Genesis 39:4-5).
I've heard of people who went for job interviews and were turned down because the panelists disliked them. I also know that they're people who have endless lists of sour relationships they've developed over the years. These experiences are absolutely unnecessary for the child of God who understands the working and power of God's grace; for grace brings acceptability.
The Bible lets us know that God has made His grace available to everyone of us (Ephesians 4:7). Grace is the lifting power of God which makes you accepted, preferred and celebrated everywhere you go; people just love and choose to favour you. Some people don't know this, that's why they whallow in self-pity when they think people around them don't like them. No! That's when to put the grace of God in you to work.
The grace of God will attract the right people, materials and resources you need to function in God's destiny for your life. This doesn't mean everyone will like you, but every well-meaning person will. Look at Jesus, the Bible says multitudes came to Him and heard Him gladly. Even the little children came to Him and heard Him gladly. Even the little children came to Him and He never turned them back. If graces is at work in you, you'll never have stories of depression or disappointment; rather, you'll have a divine aura surrounding you that'll attract the right people and situations to you. With this grace, you'll always rise above those who dispise you.
Never struggle to be accepted at work, in school, at home or anywhere! All you need is recognize that the grace of God is upon your life. Instead of saying "Nobody likes me in this place," change your confession to "Everyone I meet likes me because God's grace is at work in me."
When God's grace is at work in your life and you're conscious of it, even your detractors would notice and not be able to ignore or deny that there's just something excellent and beautiful about you.
The grace of God is at work in me today; therefore everywhere I go I am highly favoured, for I carry the presence of God. I am growing in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The beauty of God in my spirit is bursting forth on the outside in an undeniable fashion. Excellence, glory, virtue and success are the hallmarks of my life. Hallelujah!
Rhapsody of Realities September 20, 2009
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome