Genesis 39:20 So Joseph’s master took him and had him thrown into the prison where the king’s prisoners were confined.

Genesis 41:39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be in charge of my house, and all my people are to obey your commands. Only with regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Some have made mistakes that gave us a criminal record. Society has made it difficult for people with criminal records to become successful. It may be difficult to be successful if we’re depending of man, but it’s not difficult when God’s involved.

Regardless of what we’ve done, there’s good news. First, there’s unlimited forgiveness for whatever we’ve done (egregious or minor). People may not have forgiven us, but God has. Receive it.

Secondly, when God is with us and we rely on Him, we’re destined to prosper. Joseph went from prison to second in command because God was with him. Since God prospered Joseph from prison, He can prosper us too, regardless of what we’ve done.

No one has to settle for the bare minimum. Receive God’s forgiveness, know He’s with you, and expect to prosper through Him.