The Joseph dream usually causes inconvenience even to yourself sometimes. Many say the wise thing should be to keep your dreams to yourself and have a peaceful life. Of course, I used to want to think so until I realised two things.
1. How would they know when it comes to pass or even get to do the exact things that would get you there regardless of the hate and envy?
2. You don’t just have dreams, they have you too. Let me sorta explain this to you in a way I can. Imagine you had a mum, somehow you think you have to have her as a mum, but she (if she’s good mum of course), thinks more importantly of having you as her child.
That reminds me, Happy Mothers’ Day. May God bless all the great mums who continually sacrifice everything to make our dreams come true. (And if you’re reading this mum, I love you so much and pray that God will continually show you his kindness and love far beyond your thinking :))
So yes, back to our gist, good dreams have you once you have them. They begin to keep you awake. Those are the first symptoms. You might even end up in some funny looking pit with your brothers, your colleagues, your so-called Christian brothers or even partners contemplating your death methods and stripping you off your colourful attire, your pride, your attachments to family, your sense of identity and whatever you thought was valuable to you. But you see? There’s a spirit behind good dreams, that infinite source who gives them. That spirit that has all things working together for good to them that love Him who sent the spirit and are called according to purpose usually through a dream or vision. Ask Paul, he’ll tell you how his vision had him and turned him away from the very people he had steadfastly believed and followed for the most of his life, whom he killed for and suddenly was killed for his one single vision or encounter. That’s of course some interesting angle about visions having a hold on you and then you’ll somehow know for certain where you are going. It will cause you to reject some people no matter how good they seem-the Portiphar’s wife. They are spouses of important personalities, just not yours anyways. They are the powerful and mighty promising you heaven and earth. They are sometimes called “maga” or “sugar mummy or daddy” to some who have forgotten their dreams. They are the devils asking you to bow in return for kingdoms and fame. But you know what? The reply is still the same, “how will I do this and offend the God who gave me a dream?”. “I serve only God and no other god”. “Thou shall worship only the Lord thy God”.
And trust me, it doesn’t pay off instantly. In fact, you just might be heading straight to the prison, or be hungrier for it or running for your dear life or just something not rewarding you instantly for your integrity. It’s okay. Your dream still hasn’t changed. It has you and you have it. It will translate to you understanding and even interpreting relevant dreams, it usually leads to other dreams or visions birthed in others, like John’s revelational knowledge confirmed with heavens opening to confirm Jesus’ sonship or Paul being led to other Christians to whom it has been revealed beforehand the kind of intention God was working out. It may seem like forever or even seventeen years but dreams don’t fade as long you have them and let them have you too.
Of course, not everyone dreams. It’s simple, a river not connected to the source can never be called a river. Neither can a leaf remain nourished except attached to its plant nor the plant except to its roots. What I’m saying is, there’s usually a connection or relationship between the dream source or the dream giver to keep a dream alive and that’s when you know where you are going!
Your friend and leadservant-in-training,
See you next time. I hope you have a dream that has you too 🙂
References: The Bible, my dream to inspire.develop.employ.acticate young minds, my experiences and relationships with the wonderful people God continues to bring my way.