“Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said, “Listen to this dream I had. We were all out in the field gathering bundles of wheat. All of a sudden my bundle stood straight up and your bundles circled around it and bowed down to mine.””
Genesis 37:5-7 MSG
God had given Joseph a dream. It was a God-given dream that one day the world rulers would bow at his feet and the world’s resources would be in his hand. God gave him that dream. And when Joseph told others the dream, he was not boasting or bragging because the dream was from God and for the benefit of other people. Like Joseph, we all need a dream—a God-given dream. This doesn’t mean something that we schemed up or dreamed up on our own.
This is about finding God’s will—God’s plan—for your life. Here’s what God said to His ancient people: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (NIV). God loves us. There is a divine destiny for every one of us, and everyone needs to catch that dream, to hear the voice of the Lord, and to say, “Lord, what is it that You have for my life?”
• How might you find out God’s dream for your life?
• What are some ways you might have tried to convince God of your own dream for your life?
Spend some time in prayer today asking God to reveal His dream for your life, that you might glorify Him and not yourself.