Dreams could be categorized as one of three possible scenarios. Dreams could be a desire from within that you developed as a child, becoming a goal you have for life. A dream can also derive from a vision that you receive from God while sleeping. Finally, dreams can be random thoughts like a film playing within your mind that may or may not have any relevant meaning. Nonetheless, the optimist wants to know when do dreams become reality.
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more, Genesis 37:4-5.
In the Old Testament, Joseph had a series of dreams which offended most of the people whom he shared this with. Martin Luther King had a dream of an America where individuals are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Mr. King was killed before this day arrived and Joseph experienced a series of trials for more than two decades before seeing the hand of God at work.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives, Genesis 50:20.
Twenty years is a long time to wait. Thus, many people give up quietly mumbling, “it’s not worth it anymore.” Others claim “if it hasn’t happened by now, it won’t.” Subsequently, dreams remain just a figment of your imagination rather than reality. Yet, if you press on like Joseph, perhaps you too can boldly proclaim, “what others intended for harm, God intended for good.” If there is such a thing as the Nike Bible, it probably says, Just Do It!
by Jay Mankus