Joseph was learning how to be a leader all his life. While working for the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, he learned the wrong way to lead, see 37:2. He did not repeat the bad things they had done.
In Potiphar’s house, he learned how to delegate responsibilities to others, see 39:4. He learned administration there, too, see 38:6
Joseph honed his people skills while in prison. The warden put him in charge of the prisoners and everything that happened, see 39:22.
His leadership training took place while he was very young and later as a slave. But Pharaoh did not choose Joseph because of his leadership skills, his delegating skills, his administrative skill, or his people skills.
Genesis 41:38, “So Pharaoh asked his officials, ‘Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?’ ” New Living Translation
Skill does not bring promotions, being filled with the spirit of God does.
Dear Father God,
Help me to be full of your Spirit,
In Jesus Name,
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