His blood brothers hated him.
His brothers plotted to kill him.
His brothers threw him in a pit.
His brothers sold him into slavery.
He became a slave for the Director of Pharaoh's Secrect Service.
He caught an attempted rape case because he rejected the sexual advances of Potiphar's wife. She falsely accused Joseph of attempted rape.
Joseph was convicted of rape, without a fair trial, and thrown in federal prison.
Joseph's world was thrown upside down several times. But we do not see him panicking or seeking revenge.
In Gen. 39:1-3, the Bible says God's hand was on him.
In Gen 39:21-23, the Bible again say that God was with Joseph.
Christian's in our Westernized training, we are taught to eliminate our competition, and pursue getting on top by all means necessary (cheat, steal, walk on people, cut people out, just get on top).
We learn from Joseph that when God is with us, He will work on our behalf even when our world is turned upside down.
Hold on to God's promises, and watch God work. This is obviously easier said than done, but get your promises from God in your heart, and hold on to them tight, and watch God work on your behalf.
Christian's, watch God with eyes of unwavering faith (II Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:6).
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.