Text: Gen. 37:1-11
God speaks to us in diverse ways. Dreams are one of the ways God speaks to us. Here He gives us information through visible pictures. If you are reading this, then you should know what I mean by that. Nevertheless, I will proceed with what God has placed in my heart to share.
Often times, our mind replays our thoughts to us in dreams. This is why you are most likely going to have a dream that is a visual replay of the things you think about, especially before you sleep. For instance, if your thoughts were occupied with food, you are most likely going to find yourself eating in your dream. Taking it a bit deeper, you are most likely going to dream of where you are involved in romantic/sexual activities with a particular person if that occupied your mind before you slept.
Dreams occur as a result of Rapid Eye Movements (REM). Experts say it occurs at a 90-minute interval. Which is why when you dream, you can find yourself at a particular scene and all of a sudden it changes. It happens to me in as many dreams as I can remember.
There are times when you have a particular kind of dream coming repeatedly within a period of time, sometimes the objects used may change. My friend, that is more than a dream. That is God telling you something. The interesting part of it is that it will not stop coming until you start up a kind of follow up action.
This was the situation Joseph found himself in. He was dreaming every time he slept, but one particular dream stood out. God was showing him his destiny in fast moving pictures. Notice he first shared the dream with his brothers. But when the dream reoccurred, he knew that it was more than a dream, so he got his father involved.
My friend, it is not all dreams that occur due to Rapid Eye Movements when you sleep. Some dreams are not just ordinary, they are laden with prophetic messages for the future. You need to have high sensitivity to know when God is giving you a heavy message through dreams. It may appear to be bigger than you can comprehend, but God has chosen to give it to you anyway. Joseph’s position in the family naturally should have hindered him from having such a big dream, but God chose to give it to him. If God decides to commit a mandate in your hands, your present status is not a determinant.
My prayer for you today is that God gives you a dream that will open your eyes to the great potential God has put in you. A dream that will fire you up to become what God has predestined you to be.
Please share with others and let it bless them as it blessed you
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