Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”… “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, …“God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.”
(& he interpreted …)
The circumstances were conducive enough for Joseph to promote himself but he used the opportunity to introduce, promote & exalt GOD! The whole issue was between GOD & Pharaoh. In between, Joseph was only a facilitator, a channel, a vessel of GOD. He faithfully did his part of helping Pharaoh understand the message of GOD!
God was at work! He was helping Pharaoh & others to know Him, helping Egypt proactively to get ready for a famine & was also ushering Joseph into another new phase in life! Without God we are nothing.
The more we understand that we are ‘nothing’ without God, the more we are in the process of becoming ‘something’ with God, for GOD!