“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more.” Genesis 37:5
Sometimes dreams are misunderstood. Perhaps you don’t even know all of it, but somehow, you know it’s a God given dream. Maybe your dream has not come to pass and it’s been years. You’ve lost hope, become disillusioned, even turned your back on your dream or even on your God.
Perhaps you’re just too old, too feeble, too fat, too poor, too busy, too whatever! Maybe you feel it’s your fault that you’re not walking in your dream. That you took one too many wrong turns, didn’t take care of yourself, don’t deserve it.
I’m here to say, wake up from your slumber, oh dreamer. The King gave you that dream for a specific time and the time to prepare is now. Perhaps you’re not nearly as ready as you think you are. Dust off your dream. Scrub off the dirt of doubt and unbelief. Why should you be any different from any of the men of old. God needs you! He needs your hope and trust to be in Him, not the dream.
A few years ago, a friend of mine gave an illustration of CPR that applied to what the Spirit is doing in us. First, He gives heart compressions which causes the blood to flow. Then He checks the airways and removes obstructions (OMG-anything in the way must be removed!) Last but most importantly, He breathes into us.
Holy Spirit, breathe in me that I may live and declare Your works, singing praises to Your name, giving that same life and hope to others. Remove obstructions, things I’ve become familiar with and allowed in my life that deter me from my destiny in You.
All or nothing, Lord! Thats what I want. I want all of You or take me home, I cannot live 1/2 full, 3/4 full, I must be completely filled with You. If I loose friends, family, jobs and I have You, I will never lack for anything. If I’m to be Your bride, I can no longer live to please others, I must live to please You. I speak to dead dreams, LIVE! In Jesus’ name, Amen.