And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Genesis 37:19
I promised to share the secret that made Joseph to move from ordinary slave to a successful slave, to the prison, and then to the palace. I have decided to fulfill the promise today.
Joseph was a dreamer. He had a dream and a strong desire to pursue his dream. Despite the harsh environment, he kept his dream alive. You must get a dream from God- a big dream. You must also develop the capacity to keep the dream alive. When there is a mental picture and a strong desire, nothing is unachievable. The dreams of today are the realities of tomorrow. The dream that some dared to dream yesterday are the realities of today. Electric light is enjoyed all over the world today because Thomas Alva Edison had a dream of inventing the light bulb. All things are possible to him that believes.
There is a story in the bible. The whole earth was of one tribe. These ancient people called themselves together, and decided to build a city and a tower that reaches heaven (a skyscraper). They had a picture in their imagination and a strong desire to see the picture in reality. They couldn’t get stone, so they sourced for an alternative. They decided to use bricks instead and burn them thoroughly. For crying out loud, you don’t just use bricks to build a skyscraper! These guys were innovative. The most amazing thing about these men is that there was no technology like we have them today. As an Engineer by profession, I understand the dynamics involve when erecting a building, not to talk less of a skyscraper. Where did they get there dimensions? Where will they get scaffold? How will they lift heavy building materials? How can they build a skyscraper with bricks?
God had to come down from heaven to see what these men were up to. “GOD took one look and said, “One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next–they’ll stop at nothing!” (Genesis 11:6. message translation). Isn’t it interesting? God confessed that these people of mine will stop at nothing.
Joseph had good excuses to give up on his dream, but he kept it alive. What excuses do you have? Is it that you are not from a wealthy family? Or you do not have connections with the ‘right’ people? Or that you do not have an education? Or you finished with a third class from the university? Or you do not have enough capital? Or you are physically handicapped?
I have news for you. There is no good enough reason in the whole world for you not to make it. What Joseph had is what you need most; a dream and a strong desire to see it fulfilled. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Everyone is born with a God-given desire to become somebody. We were born with a dream seed in our heart. Ask any child around what he/she wants to become. He/she will tell you, “An engineer” or “A doctor” or “A footballer” or “The President” or “A Lawyer”. Dreams grow best in the hearts of children. They are in a world of possibilities. I once asked an 8 year old boy what he wanted to be become in life; he said a doctor. I asked him why he wants to become a doctor; he said he wants to be taking care of people. I know we all had big dreams when we were younger. But what happens? As we grow up, the world slaps us in the face and takes our dreams from us. Reality sets in and we suddenly realize that it is not going to be so easy.
Joseph had a dream. But when he voiced it out, he was hated for it. The world does not encourage dreamers. It is full of dream killers. You must keep your dreams alive no matter what, because without a
dream, you are dead.
You will succeed.
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: I'm a social entrepreneur, and a freelance writer. I blog, speak, and write. I describe myself as a dream releaser, I am committed to helping people succeed More from this author