Lessons From The Overseer
- Joseph already knew what he should and shouldn’t do. Do you know your own standards?
- Joseph was committed to his standards. You must be committed to keeping your standards
- Temptation can be persistent. You must be persistent too.
- Keeping his commitment didn’t make like easier for Joseph in this case. Keeping your commitments won’t always make life easier for you either. In fact, sometimes it may make life harder, but the persisting in your integrity is worth it. (In this story of Joseph, it appears that keeping his commitment led to his ruin. Actually, that’s not the end of the story.)
- Joseph’s stalwart integrity contributed to his eventually interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream, becoming second in command of Egypt, and saving lives – including his own family’s – from famine. Keeping commitments will help you to fulfill your work or purpose in life.
- Joseph utilized Words, explaining why he wouldn’t do what he was being asked to do. You can use words to help you. For example, you can say your Power Statement (discussed later).
- Joseph distanced himself from temptation. You might consider doing the same. For example perhaps you can take a different route home.
- Joseph ran. He used physical activity to overcome temptation. Get your body doing something that helps you keep your commitment.
- Joseph fled the presence of the woman who wanted him to break his commitments. Make sure you are with people who will help you keep your commitments.