Genesis 41:28-36 New International Version (NIV)
28 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
33 “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”
Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. But there was more to it. Joseph also gave him a survival plan for the next fourteen years. There had to be careful planning to prevent starvation. There had to be a famine plan. Without a plan, Egypt would have been ruined. Detailed planning is a necessary part of a godly life. Planning is a responsibility, not an option. Joseph was able to save a nation by translating God’s plan. Are you planning in your life? It is important to God that you do plan in your life, but the most important part of your planning is putting God at the center. He will guide your paths and planning.