Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. Genesis 37:5
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.” Genesis 41:15
These two verses are about Joseph. One is a very young Joseph who overshared his dream with those who didn’t appreciate his gift. The other was for the purpose God had for him to interpret dreams. One man, two seasons. Joseph had to go through the first verse to get to the second verse.
Do you see that? Our lives are all about lessons. Lessons are to teach us how to dream and who to listen to for the interpretation of that dream. If you share your dream with those who don’t appreciate where God is leading you, you’ll only end up hated and persecuted all the more for it.
Keep your dream hidden where only God can see it and He will show you the truth of it when He’s ready. It’s exciting to see visions and dreams, and of course we want to share them. It’s our nature. But the important ones, the ones you know are from God for you, hold onto them and in the right season, He will show you the purpose for them.
2ndly, don’t ever give up on your dream. Regardless of age or social status, one touch of favor from God is all you need to succeed. There are ways you haven’t thought of yet, but they’re in there. All you have to do is spend time in the presence of God until you hear Him clearly speak, then get off your butt and do it!
Races aren’t run sitting on the couch and God can’t direct your steps if you’re not stepping. Don’t allow fear to freeze frame your faith. Allow God to set you up where He wants and don’t look at the unknown and freak. God’s already been there waiting.