Your past doesn’t define you. Your present doesn’t define you. But who you choose to trust does define your future.
We have all experienced a “meanwhile” in life when God is strategically laboring behind the scenes to work all things together for His good and for His glory. Sometimes a “meanwhile” can be an interminable and challenging “meanwhile.” Such is the story of Joseph of the Old Testament… and it might be your life story as well!
Joseph was a victim of circumstances, family dysfunction, slavery, unfair accusations, and sexual harassment. However, none of those undeserved conditions impacted the ability of Joseph to walk in his destiny.
You are the “Joseph” of your own story. There are relationships, abuse, and rejection that work against you but will never determine your God-ordained destiny. No matter what you are going through and regardless of how Satan has attacked your family, your productivity, or your freedom, you can trust that God is at work behind the scenes of your life. What the enemy meant for evil, your God will certainly use for good! In Meanwhile- Meeting God in the Wait, author Carol McLeod takes the reader through a Bible study of Joseph of the Old Testament.
McLeod is a best-selling author of 15 books. She was awarded the 2021 Alumna of the Year for Service to God by Oral Roberts University and the Director’s Award for nonfiction at the 2022 Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. McLeod hosts two podcasts and writes a weekly column for Ministry Today. Her weekly blog, Joy for the Journey, has been named to the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women, and her YouVersion devotionals have reached four million people worldwide. Her latest book, Meanwhile, is available now. †