Happy Thursday Saints.
The New Living Translation of Psalm 105:19 says, “UNTIL THE TIME CAME TO FULFIL HIS DREAMS, THE LORD TESTED JOSEPH’S CHARACTER.”
The bigger your dreams are from God, the bigger your character will need to be. BIG dreams require BIG hearts, BIG perseverance, BIG faithfulness, BIG patience, BIG integrity and BIG commitment.
Joseph had dreams from God. But his dreams weren’t about ruling over people, they were about being in a prime position and in the best place to SERVE OTHERS and SAVE LIVES.
I don’t think that Joseph and his brothers understood the true meaning of his dreams. But in order for those dreams to be fulfilled as God intended, Joseph’s character had to be tested and forged.
Tests are a great way for us to find out what we are really made of. Our true character is revealed in the middle of our fiery trials.
Dreams are important but they are nothing without godly character. The Lord isn’t just interested in what He can do through you, He is also committed to who you are becoming.
Don’t just focus on what you have to do to make your dreams come true, pay attention to who you need to become in order for God’s will to be fulfilled in your life.
Like Joseph, until the time comes to fulfil your God-given dreams, you’ll be tested. And with the right heart and right response, you’ll become who you need to be so that you can do what you need to do.
Have a great day and instead of letting the tests break you, let them shape you and make you unbeatable. God bless and lots’a love,