Categories: Inspiration

"As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil, for he brought me to this high position I have today so that I could save the lives of 
many people." (Genesis 50:20, TLB)

Earlier this week I posted something the Lord kept speaking to me, "Turnaround, what you thought was a setback is a 
setup."  This Scripture above is referring to
the story of Joseph.  He went through some trying times and some tests in order 
to walk in the promise God had for him.  Anytime you begin to walk towards God's
 promises in your life you will face tests and trials, it's a given.  The most important
thing to know and learn is that you walk through those with a good attitude.  As
 you do, it will build the character you are going to need once you step into the

Are you in the middle of what you feel is a setback?  Are you questioning the road
you are on because you can't understand why the road to your promise would have 
so many pot holes?  If that's you, you are in a perfect place for a turnaround. 
 I've been where you're at.  I've experienced the confusion, the discouragement,
 the depressive moods, the feeling of wanting to give up.  If this is you, I want
to speak into your life through this writing and tell you, your confusion is turning
into clarity, your discouragement is shifting to encouragement, your depression 
is transforming into joy, and you're not going to give up, you're going to get up!
 This is your season, this is your time, your turnaround is here and what you thought
was going to be a setback is actually a setup.

All it takes is one word from the Lord to break the chains that are trying to hold
you back from your promise.  What I experienced is a word from a faithful servant
of God, who really knows nothing about us, but they spoke the word of the Lord to
us and it immediately and instantly broke chains of confusion, discouragement, and
depression off of us.  Quite truthfully, I've never experienced anything as immediate
as that.  I believe this word is a word that is intended to immediately loose you
from your bondage.

It's time to get up; it's time to re-focus your vision, God's not even close to 
being done with you.  This is your turnaround!  You need to take this Scripture 
and put it somewhere that you will see it every day because the same way Joseph's
trials were a setup, yours will be too.  What the enemy has intended for harm, God
is turning it into good.  You will be set in high positions, you will walk through
doors that only favor can open, and because of what you've experienced, many will
be touched, many will be saved, and many will be encouraged to get up and keep going.

Look at your setback and declare a turnaround today.  You are being setup for the
greatest days of your life!
Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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