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by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.’ Genesis 37:5 ESV

If the dream you believe God gave you seems dead, read this: When Joseph was seventeen, God gave him a dream that his family would one day bow down to him. This made his brothers angry. They planned to kill him, but instead, they sold him, and he was taken to Egypt. Joseph initially prospered in Egypt after being bought by Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh. But things turned sour when Potiphar’s wife lied about Joseph trying to be intimate with her, and he was thrown into prison. When you have lived in defeat and discouragement, it’s hard to anticipate victory. No problem; God is patient. He will keep working with you. He will demonstrate His grace and goodness in such a way that you will start to trust Him again. While Joseph faced many obstacles and was treated unjustly, his dream was still alive and was fulfilled as God planned. ‘Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.’ (Genesis 41:46 ESV) Don’t believe your dream is dead and will never be fulfilled. And don’t believe those who tell you that you’re too young to fulfil the dream God gave you. God is the giver of dreams. And He doesn’t just give them, He resurrects them and empowers you to fulfil them. You’re not too young. What God did for Joseph – He can do for you.

SoulFood: Josh 16:1 – 19:23 John 15:18-27 Ps 148:7-14 Pro 29:16-21

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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