Joseph means “increase,” and he was destined to rule, not only over his brothers and family, but a nation. Despite his brothers’ evil plans, he found divine success, and favour in his Potiphar’s eyes, who appointed him as head over his estate. Gen 39:5. Even in prison, Joseph’s charisma made way for the him, when the warden appointed him as his right-hand man. In time, his unique gifting allowed him to successfully interpret dreams. Proverbs 25: 2. At 30, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams and he was appointed as his viceroy, tasking him with readying the nation for the years of famine. With wisdom and insight he administered well. Luk 12: 48.
Leaders will often face major life events, that are to be transformative, testing their limits, providing opportunity for growth and a deeper reliance upon God. Gen 50:20. Joseph’s mantle of leadership was God-ordained, who consistently blessed him with increase. Ps 75: 7. He was principled and trustworthy, he demonstrated integrity, Godly values, and care for others.