Too often many books about the power of positive thinking and self discuss “You have to have a dream!” Scientifically, who knows how many dreams we have during a nights sleep. I would like to mention a young boy who had a dream around the age of 17. His name is Joseph in Genesis 37. Let me just say not all dreams are positive the way we want to see or perceive them.
Joseph’s dream intimidated his brothers to the point where they hated him. They left him to be forgotton and he ended up in a pit where he was eventually sold to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver, then eventually Joseph was sold to Potiphar.
Joseph went through extreme heartache, he was betrayed and sold by his own brothers, he was framed for adultery with Potiphar’s wife. Talk about a nightmare. After being in prison for several years he was promoted in prison and eventually interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, ” “Do not interpretations belong to God?” Joseph is now serving in Pharaoh’s court.
God allowed Joseph’s hardships for a reason, but he did not see this happening this way, even though he loved God and had a heart to follow Him. God gave Joseph promotions and favor even in some of his darkest days. ‘The Lord God was with him’! Just like Joseph God is with you, but God’s desire is that we surrender to His will, His plan, and His dream, not necessarily our own dream because God always has a plan and something better in store for you.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.
Romans 8:28 NIV
God gave Joseph the dream, but the road to fulfilling his dream was not one most of us would want to take the path down to get there. Life is not always the bed of roses we would like to see in our lives.
Notice Paul said, “All Things” work together for the good,not some things.
Friend, I know it can be tough and even heartbreaking, but stay the course and TRUST GOD for He is Faithful.
There are many disappointments in life, yet you still may have that dream. Dreams give us hope even when we have to face hell head on. It may not be how you planned it, but trust the Lord even in the worst of situations, because He is there even when we want to give up.
Be a realist in this life and be wise, not an unrealistic idealist. Give your dreams, vision, plans to God and allow Him to do it His way and you will be a blessed person.
Remember, “What the enemy intended for evil, God turned it around for the good” Genesis 50:20
Enjoy your day my friend and coming week!