Joseph the Dreamer

Reading for today:

Psalm 41, 52, 44
Genesis 37:1-11
1 Cor. 1:1-11
Mark 1:1-13

What happens to the dream deferred?

Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. (Gen. 37:5, NIV)

Joseph was young when he dreamed that dream. He didn’t know the whole story to that dream. He didn’t know the pitfalls, the detours, the roadblocks. He saw the pinnacle, but he didn’t see the prison.

I have been reflecting on what has gone on in my life and praying about what is ahead. This transition time is certainly God’s timing and God’s leading. It’s just not comfortable when it comes to this part of the transition.

The evaluation. This is never really “fun.”

He has spoken a lot of deep things into my life in these weeks and I know the months ahead will continue to be a deep work. Deep work leads to deep change that will result in something phenomenal. Allowing that deep work is not the easiest thing to do. The hardest words have come to me in this time. Words I alone will bear and pray through… and allow the deep work of the Holy Spirit to transform.

We need to dream. We should dream. God can drop great dreams in our lives.

But those dreams have roads and those roads aren’t smooth. We too often neglect the dream when we hit the first detour.

Joseph kept dreaming.

If you’re young, dream great dreams! Just know you don’t know the whole route!

If you’re “old”, dream again. The road you’ve traveled will help temper the dream with some needed reality.

But above all, don’t quit dreaming.

desert sunrise
Photo by Elliott Engelmann on Unsplash

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