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Let your mind drift back to the days when you dreamed. You innocently looked to the future and believed in the sunshine, lolly pops and rainbows everywhere. You believed God cared and would not only provide, but would provide abundantly. He would make the difference in your life. You believed in your dream and had every reason to believe life would be grand. What happened to that dream?
Joseph had a dream. He got laughed at. He got knocked around. He got thrown in a well to die. He was sold as a slave. He was put in prison. What happened to his dream? Did God forget about the boy Joseph? I think not.
I think we innocently expect a dream to be fulfilled the next day in some miraculous fashion. It seems to me God uses dreams in an entirely different manner. It is as if God gives us a glimpse in a dream of what our future holds if we choose a path of faithfulness and obedience. What we may not see is what lies between where we are today and where we will be as our dream unfolds.
The thing that got between Joseph as a favored son and Joseph as right hand to the king was a thing called life. We all experience life, but we must not let our dreams be killed by life. Life is the "connector" between the birth of a dream and the fulfillment of a dream. It is by God's grace, we experience life and enjoy the fulfillment of God's dream.
Now, what was that dream you once had? Pray that God will breath new life in it. Be encouraged that the experiences of your life (good, bad and ugly), have prepared you for the fulfillment of your dream. Trust in God for His completion of His dream in your life. He is the I AM.