Happy New Year! New beginnings are a great and exciting opportunity to renew and restart our commitments. Even Joseph’s family was excited to start their new lives. Read Genesis 46:29-34.
you shall say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians.”
Genesis 46:34 NASB
Joseph is helping them navigate some of the tricky political things of their new home. The first of which is actually where their new will be. Having someone who knows the “lay of the land” when dealing with new situations can be crucial to succes.
What are you looking to do differently in 2019? Who has walked that path with you that you can reach out to for guidance and encouragement? Who can provide some perspective and be that one to hold you accountable in 2019? Joseph gave his brothers some invaluable insight that helped them as the began their new venture.
Who can do the same for you? Go and ask them.