" Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the LORD tested Joseph's character."
Fortitude is found in the testing of character. What short of character we become is determined by how we respond to the test. It's not a question of weather the test will come but when it comes will I be ready. It's like steal forged in the fire. The strength of the metal must give way to the heat if it is to be transformed by the cosmic forge. Surrender will come one way or the other. No one can resist the fire of God's Spirit drawing them into intimate fellowship with the Father :-)