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“Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.” (Genesis 37:5)
God spoke to Joseph in a dream and revealed the plan He had for Joseph’s future. When Joseph shared the dream with his brothers, they despised him. Out of jealousy, they sold him into slavery. Despite Joseph’s captivity and hardships, God made a way for the God-given dream to come true. Eventually Joseph was reunited with his family and said to his brothers, “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)
A similar story unfolds between Jesus and His family. In Mark 3:21 we read, “When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’” In John 7:5 we read a similar account of unbelief, “For even his own brothers did not believe in him.” It was not until after Jesus’ resurrection did his brothers believe in His mission, His God-given assignment.
Has God deposited a dream within your heart? Every time you think about it, a profound sensation stirs within. Maybe God desires you to become a missionary, an inspirational songwriter or speaker, a Bible study leader, or an author of a book that may influence many. You have no idea how or when it will come to be, but you know within your heart it is part of your purpose for living.
Maybe your God-given dream is buried within because of fear, procrastination, or rejection. Perhaps you shared your vision with others, but they did not believe in you or your abilities. Regardless of their unbelief, do not allow your God-given dream to remain dormant. God has a purpose for it and only you can fulfill it. What are you waiting for?
Great ambitions come true when you seek God, step out in faith, and take action. Go ahead and start writing that manuscript, compose those lyrics, dare to sign up for that mission trip. The equipping, time, and cost are worth the effort when you continuously recognize God is in the midst of birthing something good through you to benefit His kingdom.
When you partake in your God-given dream, life becomes more fulfilling and your destiny begins to unfold. Believe that as you do your part God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. He will line you up with the right people, resources, and opportunities at each intersection of your journey.
If your God-given dream begins to look like a nightmare, do not abort the vision. Realize the enemy is against you. Opposition rises because you are getting closer to birthing what God desires to release through you. Take courage and keep pressing onwards as you rely on God each step of the way.
Dare to become more than just a daydreamer! Step out in faith and give birth to the God-given dream within you.
Father, Instill within my heart a deep desire for the things You want to do through me. I acknowledge that nothing else will suffice unless I carry out the good works You are calling me to. Help me to prune away futile things so I may diligently work towards fulfilling the longings stirring within my heart. Guide me every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Questions: Do you have a God-given dream trapped inside of you? If so, what is keeping you from fulfilling your destiny? How might we spur you onwards?