In Genesis 37-45, God worked over many years to fulfill a dream he gave Joseph. It wasn't Joseph’s dream. It was God’s way of preparing Joseph for the next years in his life; a vision of what God would be doing to bless others through Joseph.
From Joseph’s perspective, what must it have been like, to be a foreigner in Egypt; a slave and a prisoner; appointed a manager, and raised up to be a leader? Was it because of Joseph’s skills and abilities, or was he following the path God continued to lay before him?
Joseph could have spent the years bitter and angry. Instead, he recalled the dream given to him by God, and faithfully anticipated the day it would be fulfilled. He was a son, taken from his father and abandoned by his family; yet he trusted that God would fulfill his dream and that he would see his father and mother again.
After many years in Egypt, in Genesis 45:8, he reveals to his brothers who he is, saying… “it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaoh—the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt.”
What dream or plan has God called you to? Are you following God’s leadership as a steward in the business or role He has blessed you with?
Think big, think long term. Small dreams are too easily realized.
Your business is not a pursuit independent of God’s agenda. It is a calling; an opportunity for you to make a unique contribution to his kingdom through your equipping, talents, experience, and leadership.
Don’t make it all about you. God wants to bless many people beyond you—the seasons and path of the journey that God leads you through are in preparation for the blessings that will channel through you.
God’s will is found where your calling and the path he has revealed to you converge. As with Joseph, you (and your work) are invited to be part of a bigger story.
Posted on Sun, February 28, 2016
by Brian Sooy filed under