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So the Biblical character of Joseph as he is found in the Old Testament book of Genesis had some lofty dreams of what he would become in life. He shared these dreams with those who were close to him and it ended up getting him sold into slavery and eventually working in Potiphar’s house.
You also may have had some extraordinary moments in your life when God gave you large dreams for your future. You may have already seen some glimmers of progress toward those dreams in your life. But now all of a sudden you may find yourself in a set of unfortunate or unfair circumstances. You may be tempted to remove yourself from them. Think about Joseph. He knew what his destiny was. He knew what he had dreamed. He could have thought to himself, “I don’t belong here, this isn’t how the story ends. I need to get out of this place if I’m ever going to reach my goals and fulfill my destiny.” But from God’s perspective, it was those exact unfair and unfortunate circumstances that were helping to carve and shape and mold Joseph and ultimately prepare Him for the greatest moments of his life.
Now if Joseph had decided to run away from Potiphar’s house, who knows where he would have ended up. But Joseph stuck with it. He not only stuck with it, he had an incredibly great attitude and work ethic in the midst of it all. He rose above the discouragement and despair and soared high on the winds of God’s truth and destiny for his life. He did not wallow in self-pity but instead behaved like a mighty leader and a champion. All that Potiphar owned was entrusted to Joseph and was under his care. Joseph worked so diligently that he earned the trust, respect, and the favor of his superior.
You may be working in what you might call a dead-end job and you’re afraid you’ll be stuck there forever and your dreams will never be fulfilled. You think you have to make things happen, be a go-getter and conquer the goals God has put in your heart. This is partly true. But we must not get ahead of God. He will fulfill His plans for us in His timing and in His ways. We are simply responsible for cultivating an intimate relationship with God, learning to hear His voice and understand what it is He is doing in our lives right now, and then do our best to be faithful by obediently living our lives in such a way that aligns with what He has revealed to us. The dreams He has given us will come to pass. In the meantime, in this moment, allow God to do His preparing and perfecting work in your life.
Be still, be calm, be patient, God is using your circumstances to purify you, strengthen you, and prepare you to function as a champion so that when it comes time to operate in the role He has for you, you will do so with character, wisdom, and optimum effectiveness.
So in light of all Joseph went through and how it pertains to your own circumstances, don’t quit, don’t run away, don’t drop out of what God is trying to accomplish during this season of your life. Hang in there. Rely on God’s strength, wisdom, and grace. Take your life one day at a time. Listen for His voice. He will guide you and help you through the tough moments. He wants you to prosper, succeed, and accomplish all that He has planned for you.
His dreams and plans for you are greater than you can imagine. Allow Him to do His work – He is making you into a masterpiece, and a masterpiece takes time. You will get there. You will be who you dream of being. You will do what you dream of doing. Just be faithful now with what God has entrusted to you. Be excellent, be amazing, be a champion for Christ, and watch God elevate you closer and closer to the dreams He has for your life! Go forward today in Jesus’ name!
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