In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
Today – Your Dreams is Your Destiny
“Listen to this dream,” he said. “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?
“Listen, I have had another dream,” he said. “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!”
“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.” Genesis 37:19-20
Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams EVEN in the PIT
Dreams are Conceived Long Before They are Achieved
The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. Potiphar noticed this and realized that the Lord was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did. Genesis 39:2
How would you live differently if you had 100% confidence the Lord was with you?
√ Even if it didn’t start off well.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 1 Tim 1:12-13
√ Even if the journey is full of surprises.
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
√ Even if it takes a long time to realize it.
These things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day! Habakkuk 2:3 LB
- Recognize and value the process.
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
- Refuse to let offense stop me.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good… Genesis 50:20
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come…” Luke 17:1
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [a person], but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
- Remember God is always with me.
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered… Genesis 39:2
The LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor… Genesis 39:20-21