Joseph had a dream and when he told his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them “Please listen to the dream I had”… We were tying grain into bundles out in the field, and suddenly mine stood up. It remained standing while your bundles gathered around my bundle and bowed down to it. Then his brothers asked him”Are you going to be king or rule over us?” They hated him even more for his dreams and his words. Then he had another dream, and he told his brothers. “Listen” he said I had another dream: “I saw the sun, the moon, and eleven stars bowing down to me.” Now when he told his father and brothers his father asked him “What’s going on with this dream”? Are we gonna be bowing down to you? His brothers became jealous, but his dad pondered on the thought. (Genesis 37:5-10) Now his brothers were getting angry and jealous, but could you blame them.Deep down inside they probably loved him, but the green eyed monster appeared. I could imagine them saying this among each other ” Our little brother gonna try to tell us what to do and rule over our lives and maybe become a president, a prince , or even a king ” “Hmmmpphhhhh” they probably mumbled.
Well to sum it all up on how they felt toward him “they hated the dream, and it really hurt by it being their little brother. It may be obstacles to get in the way and try stop it,block it or destroy it, but when God is in it “the dream can’t be stopped.” Jeremiah 29:11 says ” I know what I’m doing. I have it ALL planned out, plans to take care of you, not to abandon you,plans to give you the future you hope for.” Now the brothers ” thought” they could stop the dreamer and the dream from coming to pass. They planned to get rid of the dreamer and thought to kill him at first, but they stripped him of his coat and threw him a hole. Later, one of the brothers would try to rescue him, but by the time he went back to get him, he would be too late.Come to find out he was sold into slavery. God was preparing Joseph for a great purpose he was going to fulfill in his life. He was getting ready to do some BIG THINGS in his life. Sometimes we get so excited about something the Lord has given us ( vision, dream) that we got to tell everyone.
Remember everyone will not be happy for you or even congratulate you. While God is getting everything ready for what he has purposed in your life, distractions may come, you may even face challenges… But Remember there is PURPOSE IN THE PROCESS… Your dreams are so important be sure to protect yourself from things that will kill your joy, your hopes and your dreams!!! Can’t Stop The Dream!!!
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Aisha is an author and will also be features in The Entrepreneur Within You Volume 2!