The Torah tells us that when Yosef Ha Tzaddik was in prison and asked Pharaohs wine steward to put in a good word for him, HASHEM punished him for his lack of bitachon. Doesnt that seem a bit extreme? He was in a terrible dungeon, far worse than the prisons of today. What was wrong about making an effort to free himself?

The problem lies not in what Yosef did, but how and why he did it. And while HASHEM does not expect us to be on Yosefs level, He does test us with challenges of our own.

This Shmuz reveals HASHEMs three intended purposes for giving us parnossah. As long as we keep His priorities straight, we can maximize bracha in our own lives.