“Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth” (Genesis 42:7) (NKJV).

In this verse Joseph’s dream comes true! It was the dream that he had back in Genesis 37: 7, “There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”

Between Joseph’s dream and its fulfillment about 20 years had past. So how do dreams come true? Very, very slowly!

The truth is that God’s plans, thoughts and ways are strictly His own. Scripture says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways . . . for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9) (NKJV).  When God births a dream in your heart, you can rest assured that it will take time for the fulfillment of that dream. Dreams aren’t rushed. They come about over a period of time.

Between the time that Joseph dreamt his dream and the time that it was fulfilled, he went through many things. And chances are, that between the time that you dream your dream and the time that it is fulfilled you will probably go through many things. But ultimately, your dream will come true in God’s perfect time. As we prepare for our time together at the conference, take the time this week to think through how long it may take for your dream to come true. I want you to prepare yourself. The Bible says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9) (NKJV). So don’t give up even if it’s been a long time already.

As you reflect this week, look at these two Scriptures. Write what they mean to you in relationship to the dream that you are waiting for. What is God saying to you?

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways . . . for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9)

 

Previous posts in this series:

Dream Devotion #3: What If People Don't Like My Dream?

Dream Devotion #2: Your Dreams Have Significant Meaning

Dream Devotion #1: A Dream Inside You