Perhaps better stated hold onto the dreams God gives you. It’s 4:10am on Sunday morning. As I sat to hang out with the Lord and wondered if he would give me something to write? I immediately had the story of Joseph come to my mind, You can go read the account in Genesis 37.
The story goes like this: Joseph was 17 years old when he had a dream about his future greatness. How awesome is that? The first mistake he made was to tell his brothers who despised him.He is sold into slavery, falsely accused of sexual misconduct, then thrown in prison. how long was Joseph in prison? It was some where between 7-9 years, that includes 2 years after he interprets the dream of Pharaoh’s butler and wine steward, Even Joseph manipulating didn’t expedite the early release from prison.
So how long was it between him getting the dream and the fulfillment? It was not quite 14 years Joseph. How long have you been waiting for your dreams to be fulfill? Why did it take so long? I was given a dream/word when I was 20 years old that I would have my own church. Twenty-two years later that word/dream was fulfilled. I had another word/dream that I would travel the world that occurred 25 years later.
I can’t even begin to tell you of all the circumstances that occurred during that time including liven on the floor for 3.5 years in agony with a back injury. Why? Why did Joseph go through all those circumstances? Because God had to develop the person to carry the dream.
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Hold onto your dreams…
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.