Scripture Ref: Gen 37 – 50
To have the favour of the Lord is to have gained approval, acceptance, special benefits, or blessings from God. Often, when a person has the favour of the Lord, opposition will come against them. Friends, family, and acquaintances will want to see the worst happen to them. They begin to hate or dislike the person, not because of who they are, but because of the favourable conditions in their life. Jealousy is a trait people often portray when they don’t like a person who has favour. A person who has favour may realize that no matter how nice, loving, or submissive they may be to others, people will still dislike them.
It’s been said that favour isn’t fair; this can go for both the person who is favoured and the person who is the onlooker. No matter what negative circumstances happen to a person who is favoured by the Lord, it is important for that person to maintain their trust in the Lord and maintain their integrity despite what others may think or put them through. If you have the favour of the Lord, it is important to trust God through the good and the bad. Those who may rise against you are just an indicator of your favour and should not be taken to heart. Maintain a forgiving heart towards them all. A person who has the favour of the Lord must rest assure that:
…all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, and to those who are called according to His purpose” Rom 8:28
Even though [they] intended to do harm to [you], God intended it for good… Gen 50:20