God has a plan for your life
5 Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; so the even more hated.
6 And I said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream I had:
7 we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright; and your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 They answered him his brothers, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Thou indeed have dominion over us? So the even more hated by his dreams and for his words.
9 And Joseph dreamed another dream, and told it to his brothers, saying, I had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.
10 And he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream you had? Perhaps will come, I and thy mother and thy brethren, to bow down ourselves to face to the ground before you?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.
Genesis 37: 5 to 11
Interesting! When Joseph of Egypt had these dreams he still had seventeen years old, so a big guy yet. Dreams that marked Joseph's youth of Egypt were in fact revelations that God made to his heart.
Let's take a trip back to front.
Now! We all know what was the end of Joseph of Egypt. We already know the beginning of his life, where we could see that he had a problem with his brothers and later, as in Egypt, continued to face enormous hardships.
The story of Joseph in Egypt is very interesting and edifying for us because it gave us great examples of behavior and trust in God. Its spectacular history and the wonderful outcome of what God has done in the life of this great man of faith will always be for us a source of inspiration and learning.
It's amazing how the dreams of Joseph were faithfully fulfilled by God. The expression we use in everyday life in which we say to a brother or sister that God has a plan for your life is just that. God's plans can sometimes be revealed to mankind in the form of dreams, as was the case of Joseph of Egypt.
Joseph knew that God had a plan for his life, and why he did not despair and was undaunted by the comments of the envious and unbelievers.
It is important to bear in mind that although God had a dream to Joseph's life, this man's life was not easy. We all know how many and how many trials he had to go in order to live the fulfillment of the promises and dreams of God in his life. Everyone should remember that sometimes things got very complicated in Joseph's life. However, when we realize that Joseph would not be defeated and even after great humiliation and persecution he lifted his head, shook the dust and moved on always with love and exemplary faithfulness to God.
Joseph walked with God and God was with Joseph,
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.
Therefore, seeing his master that the Lord was with him, and everything he did the Lord prosper in his hand,
Joseph found favor in his eyes, and he served him: and he set him over his house and into his hand all he had.
It happened, since that had put him over his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house and in the field. – Genesis 39: 2 to 5
Now we come to a point where I believe it is fundamental: the faithfulness and walk with God. We can see that from a young Joseph is seeking to walk in the ways of the Lord always seeking to walk in truth and sincerity of heart. This real heart already showed the kind of relationship that Joseph had with God. It was certainly a very close relationship and full of love and fidelity. Look at the reverence and faithfulness that Joseph had with God, look at the level of Fear and love that had for its Creator and Lord, look well these words spoken by him in a moment of great trial:
how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Genesis 39: 9
This little prayer shows one of the most sublime moments of Love and Fear of God has realatados in the history of God's Word. It's amazing the huge teaching that has little text. Observing these words, once again, we proved queas things of God are very simple.
What is your dream?
Quale is our dream?
What is the dream that God has placed in your heart?
Whatever it takes place? Whatever it is no longer just a dream and will become a pleasant reality in your life?
So take the example of Joseph of Egypt: "How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Genesis 39: 9 ", and see the dreams of God for your life-transformare a fantastic reality.
Amen and Thank God.