“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they
hated him even the more.” (Genesis 37:5 NKJV).
READ: Genesis 37:5, 9-10
Do you think of yourself as too old or too young to succeed in life? Do you see time as a constraint in pursuing those dreams and passions God put in your heart? Consider the case of Joseph, very early in life, he was shown the picture of his future. And Moses? He was called to be a deliverer at the age of 80. This means that in the sight of God, nobody is too old or too young to be used by Him.
Joseph had a dream. And you do too! The Holy Spirit plants that incredible picture of tomorrow within everyone. Once it is planted, it becomes a seed within us. We all know very well that the seed must remain planted and be watered before it can produce its harvest. This means, we have a role to play: we must believe that picture. Joseph believed his dream and his dream came to pass. On the contrary, many of us have received the picture of our future but we find it difficult, almost impossible to accept.
Today, many want to remain in their comfort zones and are afraid to venture into the unknown where God may be calling them. Leave the familiar and dare into the unfamiliar. Believe in your dream! To any man of vision, no matter what happens, no matter what comes, there is always a future. When Joseph found himself in the dry pit and then the prison, he must have said to himself: “this is not where I belong; I know just what God has shown me.” For men of vision, pressure and resistance do not kill their dreams; they only enlarge their strategies and resources.
Lord God, help me to discover the purpose for which I was made. Give me the courage and faith to step out in faith and fulfill it, in Jesus name.