“‘Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other. ‘Come now, let’s kill him… Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams!'”
Genesis 37:19-20, NIV
Joseph found out what every dreamer finds out – not everyone is happy about your dream. Joseph found out that people will envy your dream, conspire against it, speak against it, and even attack your God-given dream. Joseph’s brothers put him in a pit and then sold him as a slave to go to Egypt. Joseph wondered just what in the world God was doing and if his dream would become a reality?
Remember that every God-given dream must die a human death. That is, every dream from God will come to a place where it is impossible to accomplish that dream by human ability alone. God is sovereign and His timing is perfect. Remember Habakkuk 2:3b “It will not be delayed.” Therefore, when we run out of resources and get to a place where we realize that the dream cannot happen unless God steps in, then God alone will get the glory when the dream is accomplished. His ways are not our ways and He does not delay a single day.
QUESTION: What dream of yours has God delayed and why? What can you do as you wait on God?