God knew who we were going to be prior to us being formed in our mother’s womb. God placed gifts in each of us. We were gifted before we were born. God knows the thoughts that He thinks toward us, thoughts of peace and not of evil. God orders our footsteps according to His will, and He has given every one of us a purpose. God is calling each of us to do something for Him. God works everything out for our good. God places dreams in our lives.
How many of us have dreams of doing something great? God placed that dream in us. I want to encourage the dreamer to never stop dreaming. God placed a dream in Joseph’s life to be great. Joseph dreamed that his brothers would one day bow to him. He would be ruler over them. Joseph’s brothers hated him and his dreams. Dreamer don’t stop dreaming. Our dream will come to pass. Our dream will speak. Our dream will work out as long as we continue to dream.
Joseph never stopped dreaming. Did Joseph face tough times? Yes, he did! Joseph was thrown in a pit by his own brothers. He listened to them discuss killing him. He listened as they mocked his dreams, and he sat in that pit and listened as his brothers sold him into slavery.
Joseph was purchased by Potiphar an officer of Pharaoh. After spending some time in Potiphar’s house, Joseph was promoted to the overseer of the house. Potiphar’s wife wrongly accused Joseph of inappropriate conduct causing Joseph to be imprisoned. Joseph goes from the pit to the prison.
Does it look like Joseph’s dream would come true? No, it doesn’t. Dreamer keep dreaming! Joseph kept on dreaming. One day the cupbearer and the baker were put in prison. Each of these men had a dream, and Joseph interpreted these dreams. The baker was released from prison and put back in his place however, the butcher was executed. The baker promised Joseph once he was released from prison that he would remember him, but he forgot. Dreamer keep dreaming!
Finally, the king had a dream that no one could interpret. The baker finally remembered Joseph. The king sent for Joseph in prison, and Joseph interpreted the king’s dream. The king was thrilled and promoted Joseph to second in command of all of Egypt. Joseph’s brothers show up in Egypt in need of food, and they don’t even realize who the person is that has control over whether they get food or not. So, Joseph reveals himself to them. He is ruler over them just like he dreamed he would be many many years before. Why? Because he never stopped dreaming
God has placed dreams into our lives, so we must never stop dreaming. We may be like Joseph and positioned through adversity, but Joseph never stopped dreaming.
Today I encourage us to dream as big as we can. Dreamer never stop dreaming!
Rev. Gary Wilson is pastor of Abundant Life Worship Center, 741 Stratton Street, Logan, and a member of the Logan Ministerial Association.