There are many dreamers in the Bible, Some of those dreamers got themselves into trouble by telling others about what they had dreamed..Such as Joseph. We have to be very careful of whom we share our dreams with because sometimes God gives us those dreams, Not to speak to others but to pray about what we dreamed about! After all..it would be terrible to go through what Joseph went through to get to his destiny!
Most of us know this story, In short, Joseph was his father's favorite son and pleased his father often and Joseph's brothers couldn't stand that! His brothers were already so jealous of him before he shared his dream with them, But Joseph just had to tell someone about his wonderful dream and he thought that his brothers would somehow be as excited as he was about his dream..Wrong! Instead his brothers became very angry toward Joseph and they decided to put together a brilliant plan to get rid of their brother!
They had such an overwhelming envy and jealousy within them that they were willing to kill Joseph but God offered him a way of escape and made a way for him to instead be sold into slavery! And his brothers even went as far as to tell their own father that Joseph had been killed by an animal!
Can you even imagine being that jealous of someone? That is just horrible and cruel!
But at the same time it makes you wonder..What if Joseph had kept his mouth shut and wouldn't have told his brothers his profound dream? Would he have endured such struggle in his life or would he have grow into a selfish and spoiled adult if he hadn't gone through these lessons in his life?
God has a plan for all of us but sometimes we get off doing our own thing and we get off course,
And then God often intervenes just as he did for Joseph! God offers us Mercy because he knows that we are human and full of faults, that is why his Mercy comes new with every sunrise!
He gave Mercy to Joseph too, and even his brother's who sold Joseph into slavery!
While Joseph was in prison he learned a lot, He became very humble and closer to God, One night the Pharaoh had a dream and needed someone to interpret his dream..Yep, you guessed it! It was Joseph who was brought to the Pharaoh because Joseph had interpreted for his fellow prison-mates before!
Joseph indeed interpreted for Pharaoh and of course he knew every single detail that he had dreamed! Joseph knew God would reveal it all to him to tell the Pharaoh! Here's what ended up happening next!
(Genesis 41:39-42) "Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you." And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See I have set you over all the land of Egypt." Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain on his neck."
Now, isn't that amazing how God works things out! Even though Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery, That couldn't hold back God's plan for Joseph's life! Later on in the story Joseph's brothers come back into the story and Joseph's dream comes to pass! There was a great famine in the land and Joseph's brothers seek food from the kingdom where Joseph was in charge of!
Now he could have been cruel in return to his brothers after all these years and he could've brought revenge over them for their faults but instead this happens.. (Genesis 45:3-7) "And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. So Joseph said to his brothers, "come near me, please." And they came near. and he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God has sent me before you to preserve life. For famine has been in the land these two years, and there are five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God has sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and keep for you many survivors."
You see, God's plan couldn't be held back from Joseph! Even though these hard times came into Joseph's life..He chose to give God the glory and take this as a learning opportunity and through that Joseph was used by God and brought into his full destiny and he was brought to his full potential!
You may feel as though you're in the same place as Joseph when he was in prison..But trust in God my friend, He's got a wonderful purpose in mind for you! Reach out and claim it as your own! God says it's yours and it's time for you to rejoice and be glad in that plan he has for your life! Trust in God no matter what it looks like around you at the moment! God is everything you'll ever need and he knows your hopes and dreams! But don't make the same mistake as Joseph did by spilling your guts of the dream you had..sometimes those dreams are from God and it's something you need to keep to yourself and pray about it first before you go off telling everyone about it! Be wise and pray first..It never hurts to pray about everything in your life! I would encourage you to pray about everything..especially about the things you don't understand and ask God to give you wisdom through what you're facing! When in doubt..Pray! When confused..Pray! When worried..Pray! When you're in need of something..Pray!
God will answer you or even send someone to help you out!