Genesis 37:11b ....And they hated him more than ever because of his dreams and the way he talked (The Message)
Have you ever been in situations that makes you wonder, how did I get here? What did I do or did not do? Sometimes you wonder why did I not stay quiet. Why did God give me all these dreams when he knew I would be hated, punished, rejected, and wrongfully accused? Well Joseph was hated by his brothers because he was a dreamer; these dreams were dreams that would come through. Have God given you dreams that you want to see come through and you find you are not encouraged or liked for it. Well Joseph did.
Verse 23: When Joseph reached his brothers, they ripped off the fancy coat he was wearing, grabbed him and threw him into a cistern.
Have you been stripped, rejected and cast aside in a pit because God has his hand on you for a purpose, because you have been a good parent, a good employee, a good spouse. Have you been left for dead? Keep heart you will end up in the Kings palace after all the trials and tribulations.
Genesis 41: 40 So Pharaoh commissioner Joseph: "I 'm putting you in charge of the entire country of Egypt."
This was after many years, have you been waiting, waiting and waiting. Keep praying, working while you wait you will rise with wings of eagles; God is in charge of your destiny. Joseph interpreted dreams and waited, although in a strange land (place) he never forgot his God, the God he knew from birth. WOW, even through your wilderness experience do not forget your God, the one who bore your sins and mine, the one who knows that what the devil meant for evil He will change for good.
Genesis 45: 4 - 6 ...... I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. But don't fee badly, don't blame, yourselves for selling me. God was behind it. God sent me here ahead of you to save lives.
God is sending you from the pit, to the palace, to save lives. It is just a matter of time. He knows you by name, He knows the issues; He is just preparing the way.
I am working, watching and waiting for the day when lives will be changed/saved. ARE YOU?