Has God given you a dream that’s not come to pass? If so, consider Joseph.
God gave him a vision of doing great things for the Lord. But instead, he was sold into slavery, taken to a foreign land, and made a prisoner. No doubt he was tempted to abandon the vision at that point. But he kept the vision and the vision kept him.
John Maxwell supposes that if Joseph could speak to us today he might advise, “Dreams are conceived long before they are achieved. The period of time between the birth of a dream and its realization is always a process. This period is filled with doubts, adversity, changes, and surprises. During the process you will experience good days and bad days. And frequently you will be faced with the dilemma: Do you give up or go on? Without hesitation I can give you the answer: Don’t give up on your dream.”
Next time your dreams are challenged, remember Joseph as an example of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.