God must have a blessing prepared for me today! I took the dogs out, and the first noise I heard was an owl. Owls creep me out, and I associate them with demons. They are cute, but they can see in the dark and are nighttime predators who take their prey alive. Then when I sat down to begin my study, all I could hear was a backup beeper from heavy equipment in use across from my house. But what the enemy intended for evil, God meant it for good. Now, instead of being discouraged because my day started awful, I’m looking forward to what God has in store for my day. The lesson is about optimism versus pessimism; when you trust the Lord, you should never be pessimistic and should always look for the goodness he has waiting for you. Now, because of the signs I heard this morning, I hope to hear good news today, and I will not let the enemy bring discouragement. I plan on waiting to hear from the Lord like a child waiting to open a gift! So, for today, I will associate the owl with wisdom! If your day starts a bit rough, wait to see what blessing the Lord has for you and put a smile back on your face in anticipation.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20