From the Dream to the Dungeon to your Destiny ~
As you keep on moving in your Gifting ~
you will get there!
“and Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more,” Genesis 37:5.
It’s not time to quit when you’re in the pit!
Some of us want to quit when people treat us badly. Some of us get angry and blame God, but Joseph being thrown in the prison for 14 years still operated in the gift that he had right in the middle of that prison. He was giving dream interpretations to people in the same bondage that he was in. Yes, he just kept on keeping on, even though it probably seemed that he would never get out! You see Joseph had a dream from God that one day his brothers would bow down to him.
God is enlarging your capacity to come into your dream
While he kept pressing forward, God was working humility into him to prepare him for the capacity to fulfill the dream that was bigger than him. He knew that he was going to the palace by faith, and he trusted God that he was not a man that he should lie, even though he must of felt abandoned by god at times.
I am sure the devil was telling him that he was. You see, sometimes you just got to keep operating in your gift even though it doesn’t seem to be working for you! You have to do it by faith in what you believe God has said to you!
You have to elevate others into their destiny and out of their darkness as Joseph did the butler and the baker with the gift he has given you even though you are not being promoted at the time! God will take care of the injustices as he did the butler and the baker even though they took no thought to help Joseph out of that prison!
Your gift will make room for you – if you do not quit
We have to keep our eyes on the bigger picture while we are on our way to the palace, because this will give us the attitude, the fortitude, and gratitude to make it in the darkest times! You have to focus and press,and keep on moving in your anointing and gifting. Be faithful no matter where you are in your journey, even if it is a dark prison because God will promote you to the highest place in that prison.
Your gifting is what you were born again with to use for others. Your gift makes room for you as it says in Proverbs, if you do not quit!
God is busy working out His plan for your dream
This faith in-turn will get us to our destiny much quicker than grumbling and complaining through the whole ordeal and grumbling and complaining through it all, only got Israel another trip around the wilderness!
An attitude of gratitude and bulldog tenacity will get you there and besides all of this, the journey and enjoying it is what god wants for your life, but it must be your choice today! As the saying goes. This trial will either make you bitter or better!
You are the lifeline to those who tried to kill your anointing
It is time to focus, it is time to laugh, it is time to do what god has said to do, yes right there in the midst of your darkest hour! Always remember that the very people whom you will be sent to in your dream, will more than likely be those that will be jealous of your anointing’s (Joseph had many, his many colored coat was the example of this) as I have said in past writing, (“Wear it anyway!”).
These people will try and kill your anointing, not knowing that it will be their help some day! They are the ones that will put you in the prison.
This is why we must forgive them along the way. God is working on his plan! God is working on you! And he is also busy moving you into the palace, so that you can keep someone alive in the dark times up ahead!
“And Joseph said unto them, fear not: for am I in the place of God?
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but god meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them,” Genesis 50:19-21 (KJV).
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
|Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.