Gen 41:28-33, 28 This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. 29 Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; 30 but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land… 33 “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Joseph by Divine providence interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams. Not only did Joseph give the meanings of the dreams, but he also gave solutions in response to the dreams. The providence of God provided the opportunity to give necessary counsel to address the pending fulfillment of the dreams Pharaoh had. He advised Pharaoh to look for a man of good judgment, conduct and abilities to execute the scheme he proposed. This advise was not him grooming himself for the position, he did not have have what it took unless it was given to him.
There are people who can identify problems but never go beyond to provide solutions. Therefore the prudent man foresees the challenges ahead and with God-given abilities provide wise counsel. In Ex 18, Jethro met Moses in the desert, and with God given abilities, Jethro foresaw trouble ahead for his son-in-law Moses by how he labored and gave wise counsel. Moses needed a father figure for preservation and salvation of his life and family, and Jethro noted and provided a much needed fatherly counsel. Fair warning should always be followed by good counsel.