8 JUL

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

THE WAITING GAME (3)

Psalm 40:8

 
Imagine if the French had settled for an ‘Eiffel Chimney’. Or Michelangelo had just painted the Sistine Chapel a tasteful magnolia. Or Alexander Graham Bell had decided to just write a letter. The world would be a lot less colourful wouldn’t it? These entrepreneurs didn’t throw the towel in the moment the headaches started. They saw the potential, pictured the dream and persevered with the vision.
 
To keep your dream alive, you need to keep on dreaming. Don’t let the waiting fester into frustration. Don’t sell the dream short. Don’t settle for a bargain bin sort of hope.
 
George Lucas had a vision to set new benchmarks for sci-fi movies. If the technology wasn’t there, he’d invent it. When the impossible started knocking on the door, he and his colleagues would return to the vision: ‘We were always dreaming of how it was going to be’, he said.
If he can keep believing in the name of ‘Star Wars’, surely you can keep believing in the name of Jesus. The Bible’s number one dream-boy, Joseph, didn’t let knockbacks steal his destiny. Disowned, trafficked, betrayed, and left to rot in a dungeon… he still believed in his initial dream.
 
What now?
 
Read Joseph’s waiting game in Genesis 37 to 45. Note the obstacles Joseph overcomes in order to see his dreams turn to reality. Joseph was a real person too – so, try to get into his mind. What would Joseph have written in his journal? What would have been on his mind as he went to sleep each night?

‘I delight to do Your will, O my God’ Psalm 40:8 NKJ

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