There was a process, but at the time Joseph, the Dreamcoat Joseph, must have thought it was just pain and suffering! Joseph was mistreated, on second thought; his siblings grossly mistreated him. It doesn’t get much worse than being discarded and left for dead, but then it did. They, being the ultimate dysfunctional family sold him. While putting the cash in their pockets, they collaborated the deceit and lie about his whereabouts.
Joseph went from his original stack of family problems to a whole new paradigm of endurance. He knew what it was to have ‘no-say’ when it came to the affairs of his life, but even this deepened to a whole new level. It took over 13 years to process the dreams that Joseph had in his heart. He had no way of knowing that he was moving toward his dream. He wasn’t just in a holding pattern. He was progressing toward his desired end, but nothing of the process looked anything like his dream.
So, what is your dream? If you are like me, you want to step from where you are to where your dreams have you. You can take a step, but it will probably be into the process. Just don’t forget about the one who is behind the process, the one who created the dream in you.
Joseph’s words, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”