The Biblical Remix – Dreams
Genesis 37:1-11 – http://bit.ly/biblicalremixdreams
Having big families was the way it was back in the biblical day. When I say big family I am not talking about like a basketball squad. I am talking like a football squad.
My man Jacob had twelve sons. That’s right, Jacob was going in with his wives and concubines. With all them kids you know there had to be a favorite. (Sidenote: How do you remember the names of all them kids if you are the daddy…I’m just saying).
Anyway, Joseph (the second youngest) happened to be the favorite. His pops showed him mad love. He even bought him a colorful Louis Vuitton Lambskin Jacket with a matching pair of Wolf Grey Air Yeezy 2 sneakers.
Of course Joseph’s brothers were hating on him big time. It also didn’t help Joseph was OD happy to share about the two dreams he had where everyone in the family was bowing down to him in honor.
While Joseph was sharing his dreams and his brothers were looking at him with mad rage, this chorus of Bruno Mars was playing in the background:
“This one’s for you and me, living out our dreams, we’re all right where we should be…”
Some of us have seen our dreams played out right before our eyes in our imagination. Others have never dared to dream beyond their circumstances. And yet still there are those embracing and living out their dreams right here and right now.
What is a dream? What is this future reality/fantasy that stirs up this great longing inside of us?
For Joseph it was prophetic. God was literally showing him a portion of what would happen in his future. And God gave him the same message in two dreams.
What about you? What has God been saying to you? What dreams and longings has He been encouraging you to pursue?
Whatever they are I am encouraging you not to give up on your dreams. Though this world and/or your family may not embrace it, that is no cause to kill off the dream. You were made for more than the ordinary. Dare to live in the extraordinary. You know you are worth it.