Darlings, do you know dreams are essential to success in life. One who will succeed in life must know how to look beyond the physical and have good dreams. God works through man by painting the picture of what he or she wants to accomplish through a dream in the heart of the man.
what does it mean to dream?
A dream is the imagination of the future; it is a future that is pre-played. To dream is to imagine and think about something that you would like to happen. The mind of man consists of two compartments: the memory and the imagination. Whatever you cannot see with your eye of imagination you cannot attain. Everything man can conceive in his mind he can attain, even God testified to this in Genesis 11:6 (NET) “And the Lord said, behold the people is one, and they have all one language, and this they begin to do and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
When you take a look at Joseph’s testimonies you will discover that he knew the principles of success from his tender age, he was hardworking, honest and trustworthy. Genesis 37:2 (NET) “….Joseph his seventeen years old son, was taking care of the flock with his brothers; now he was a youngster working with the sons of Bilhah, and Zilpah, his father’s wives. Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father” he didn’t join his brothers to do evil or cover up for them just because they were his brothers but he came out clean.
What will people say about you?
Are you honest to people around you or even to yourself? Many Christians today are worse than unbelievers. Can you be trusted with money in the church? Some ushers are guilty of this, they make their money from the offerings in church, they also come to the podium to testify to the blessings. Hmmm- when they know in their heart that they rob God, the God that cannot be robbed! Also forgetting that for the blessings of God that maketh rich and adds no sorrow, you have to be clean for that blessing to manifest in your life.
Joseph’s father loved him more than his brothers and because of that, his brothers hated him and were not able to speak to him kindly. The hatred continued to grow more in the heart of his brothers because of his dream. Genesis 37:5-8 (NET) “Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him even more. He said to them, listen to this dream I had: there we were, binding sheaves of grain in the middle of the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose up and stood upright and your sheaves surrounded my sheaf and bowed down to it! Then his brothers asked him, do you really think you will rule over us or have dominion over us? They hated him even more because of his dream and because of what he said”. One thing that is certain in human race is that the more you progress in life the more your adversaries increase, people will hate you; they will condemn your dreams and call you names. They are just a distraction, don’t let it hinder you. Joseph never stopped dreaming even when his brothers hated him because he knew that his brothers were just a distraction, so he was not distracted by them, he kept on with a great determination. His brothers felt threatened by him so they found an opportunity to kill him, but Joseph trusted God with his life and he believed in his dreams and he knew it was the Will of God for him to fulfill his dream to glorify God. God who never forsakes his own even in seemingly hopeless situations raised a standard to stop his brothers from killing him (Genesis 37:20-26). Which means that no matter the situation you find yourself if you put your trust in God, He will surely come to your rescue. God is the only security for your insecurity. For you to entrust your life to God, first I want to ask you this question: ARE YOU SAVED?
If Christ comes today, will you be among the people he will be coming for? If your answers to these questions are wrong, then you need to repent of your sins and pray this prayer:
My father in heaven, I accept Jesus as my Lord and personal Saviour. I invite you to take your place in my heart. Forgive me all my sins and cleanse me with your precious blood. Help me to live my life for you and you alone. Thank you God because I am a new creature, old things are passed away and all things have become new in my life. Thank you Lord, in Jesus name Amen.
After you have confessed your sins and you walk uprightly with God nothing can stop you. Mayowa once said to me that “the only force that can stop you from dreaming big is yourself so don’t settle for less”.
When you allow God to be the director of your life He will always guide you and lead you in the right way to go and you will be prosperous even in the midst of your enemies.
Have a blessed week my darlings! May the Angels protect you and trouble neglect you. Next week, we will take a deeper look at the lessons that can be learnt from the story of Joseph.0