God allows pits in our lives to break us down. To break down ego, to break down pride, to break down boldness, to break down the brashness. Then when we’re broken down, when we’re on our knees just like we experienced as a church just a few moments ago, we are in the position to be successful, to live in the will of God.
So when you’re in the pit, don’t look down, don’t look around, look up. And here is the weird thing about the pit—because I have been in pits before. When you look up you can’t see everything. You just see this little hole with sky. “Okay, that’s about as much as I can see, God.” Well, we have to trust God with that hole in that sky.
We have to say, “You know what God? You have the whole perspective. You see everything. I trust you.” And when we do that, I’m telling you that’s when we’re going to live on the level that Joseph lived. So he began to hear these dreams and he said, “Okay Mr. Wine Taster, your dream was kind of strange, and here is what God told me to tell you.
“You’re going to be reinstated. Pharaoh is going to show you the love, my brother. In three days you’re going to be back to sipping wine and tasting food and saying, ‘Okay Pharaoh, take it, eat it, it’s good for you.’ You will be doing that.”
Then Joe said, “Mr. Baker, I have some bad news for you. Pharaoh is going to kill you in three days.” Talk about a doggy downer.
So sure enough, everything happened. In three days the wine taster was promoted and the baker was dead. Now, right before the wine taster left, Joseph said, and I just read it to you, “Remember me when you’re with Pharaoh and everything, remember me.