Joseph [Godspot]

We’ve all heard the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. In Genesis 37:5 it says “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.” We need to be careful of the dream killers. These are the ones that will attack you and belittle you. They’ll be jealous of you and try to kill your dream. Joseph knew all about the dream killers. His own flesh and blood. His brothers were so jealous they wanted to do away with him, and his dream. The story of Joseph shows his incredible faithfulness to God and his tenacity to hold on to the dream no matter what was thrown at him. He was abandoned, enslaved, tempted, falsely accused, imprisoned, betrayed. This story is like a Hollywood Blockbuster. Actually the movie Prince of Egypt was a Hollywood Blockbuster. Yet in the midst of all these dream killers that came along, Joseph stood firm to his calling and the dreams that God had given him. We all have dream killers. People with the best of intentions who might say “Don’t get carried away with that religious stuff” or “Are you biting off more than you can chew?”. Family could be the worst. They can poor cold water on a burning dream with one conversation, but if God is for us, who can be against us? We must hold on to the dream and the call that God has placed on our lives. And remember that God said that he would never leave us or forsake us. We must dare to dream, and rise up in-spite of the dream killers. And remember all things are possible to him who believes.