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Stay Focused on the Dream

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

– Genesis 50:20

As we conclude this series about dreamers today, allow me to reiterate that dreams from God will annoy people and get you in trouble, but so what! Joseph had two significant dreams: ”We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” Also, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” As God brought Joseph’s dreams to fulfillment, I don’t think he pictured becoming the Grand-vizier of Egypt, but God did. Joseph had no idea that the gauntlet of betrayal, suffering, deception, and abandonment, were all preparing him for the moment of saving many lives. 

As you live out your dreams, God’s going to use unexpected moments to make you into the person you’re supposed to be, a person like Jesus. Even Joseph reflected the character of Jesus as a person of peace and power. Also, consider that God’s dreams take time. The length of Joseph’s story spanned from age seventeen to thirty-nine. Know that God will redeem your story, but you must trust in the process. Last but not least, God always turns tragedy into triumph. God is so good!

Friend, this is the wisdom we pull from Joseph’s story. It is so much better to free ourselves by ignoring criticism and the naysayers. Let go of this and focus on the dream God has given you. Just do what’s right! Be encouraged and know that the Holy Spirit is always at work in your life.

Prayer


Father, thank you for blessing me with the freedom to focus on my dreams. Thank you for the Holy Spirit at work in my life.

Reflection


Has God given you a dream that is more impactful than you imagined?  How do you stay focused on your dream?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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