‘Then the chief butter spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember my faults this day.  When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker,” We each had a dream in one night, he and I, each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.  Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard.  And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own dream.  And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened.  He restored me to my office, and he hanged him.”  Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it.  But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it” (Genesis 41:9-15).

Biblical Example of the Reality of Proverbs 18:16

I am sure that almost everyone here is familiar with the story of Joseph, the son of Jacob.  He was sold to Egypt by the Midianites who bought him directly from his brothers.  Despite his diligence and outstanding results at the house of Potiphar, he was sent to prison.  While in prison, he helped the prison inmates, and especially, in the interpretation of their dreams.  He even interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh’s officials who were in prison at some points in time.

Then, Pharaoh had a twin dream.  No one in the entire nation could interprete the dreams.  After a while, the chief butter remembered Joseph by his ability to interprete dreams.  Pharaoh sent for Joseph and he appeared at the palace.  He interpreted the king’s dreams and went on to become the Prime Minister in the land of Egypt.

Can you guess what actually got him out of prison?  His gift of interpretation of dreams, that he had discovered, and was deploying and developing. Not his diligence per say. Not his innocence.  Not his nationality.  Not even his own dreams of greatness while in his father’s house.

When you discover your gifts and put them to use, especially, in helping others, a lot of things will work in your favour.  When other considerations fail, your gift can be a saving grace.  Charges against Joseph became a non-issue when his gift came on board.  He was automatically discharged and till he died at age 110, nobody remembered that he was once accused of rape.  Automatic state pardon! His accusers became jittery at the promotion Joseph got courtesy of his gift.

Your gift is capable of bringing you to limelight.  Joseph was lifted from the dungeon.  He got to the palace courtesy of his God-given gift.  Your gift can announce you at the global stage.  The world can bow before you when you discover and deploy your God-given abilities. I plead with you to look more inward.  Discover your innate potentials.  Dig them out.  Come to terms with those skills and abilities.  They are your selling point.  The world is looking for those who can proffer solutions to myriads of problems, courtesy their natural and supernatural enablement.