“… In order to Live God’s Dream …

… God’s Way …

… You must …

… Totally Submit & Obey …”



Dreams

… Joseph is seemingly my favorite Biblical Character (actually it is Abigail) because I use him as a frame of reference more than any other. He is prominently featured in both of my books: A Personality Portrait & Enoch’s Journey. So, why not use him again? …

… I see So Many of us take a God Dream and try to manifest it our way (see: Earlism #59 Think You Thought … All By Yourself?) …

… I Believe that we do this for a few reasons. One reason is that it is as ‘hard as heck’ to wait on God and to COMPLETELY do things His way …

… I call this ‘snatching the steering wheel’ from God …


Snatching the Steering Wheel

… What happens is that we get some Grand Vision or Dream of what our life should be or should look like in the ‘future.’ … 

… However, we forget or do not recognize Who Revealed this Grand Dream or Vision for our lives to us. It is a Dream, where we are doing something that we never thought we could do … 

… And possibly something that we never thought we were qualified to do … 

… And in some instances, something that we, in and of ourselves, sans God’s Dream, never wanted to do (i.e. being an Author or a Writer, for me) … 


… But we see some Grand Vision for our lives and are totally excited to ‘go get it.’ Or, maybe not so much … but we know that it is a Vision of things to come. So we are, at the very least, definitely intrigued by it. And we Feel compelled to pursue it. Or as they say in the South, we are compelled to …

… “Run on and see what the end gonna be!””  …


Dreams Come with Mandates

… These Dreams come with some mandates. In Joseph’s case he had to tell his family about his Dreams (Genesis 37 & Enoch’s Journey) …

… And as Dwayne Wayne said in the old sitcom, A Diff’rent World “… and that’s when the fight broke out!” … 

… Them jokers (Joseph’s older brothers) plotted to kill him! AND only settled for throwing him in a dry water well or cistern. Only to later, fish him out and sell him into slavery, to their distant cousins the Ishmaelites. …


He COULD Go … All …The …Way!

… The point is that we have to go all the way through our version, of everything that Joseph endured, including: murder plots, being betrayed and sold by your brothers into slavery, slavery itself, lusty slaveowners wives attacking us, lies on top of lies, prison for a crime you never committed, and being forgotten and abandoned … 

… And if we can make it through this, in Joseph’s case, thirteen years of Searing Pain, inflicted on our entire life … 

… Then we can finally see God’s Dreams …

… Manifest in God’s Way (Genesis 37, 39-41, 42-50, NLT) …


… BUT who the heck has the time or patience for ALL THAT?!? …


Take This Exit … 

… So we snatch the steering wheel from God … 

… Take the nearest off ramp … 

… And drive ourselves to … ‘Near Place’ … which looks something like the Dream … 

… But this ‘Near Place’ came up on the Highway of Searing Pain … 

… Much sooner than the actual, God Inspired, long ago, Dreamed of ‘New Place’ …

… Joseph’s Great Great Grandfather Terah did this same …

… Snatching the Steering Wheel from God move, in Genesis (11:31-32) …


… It is just easier …


… But in the end …

… This ‘Near Place’ is not at all …

… The Inspired & God Breathed, Long Ago Dreamed of ‘New Place’ … 

… That God was sending you to …

… When you first saw … 

… His Dream …


… Looked Something Like The Dream …

… So, you started dating and married the first dude that came along who looked ‘something like’ the Dream …

… So, you took the first job that came along that looked ‘something like’ the Dream …

… So, you took the easy way out …

… Instead of waiting, many times suffering, & patiently enduring to …


… ‘See what the end gonna be!’ …


… Although you already know what ‘the end gonna be’ …


… Because ‘it was all a Dream’  …

… A God Inspired Dream …

… Given to you …


… One which you took into your own hands …

… And Unfortunately …

… Decided to manifest in your own way …


… Let God do the driving …

… Don’t be His co-pilot …

… Don’t say “are we there yet?” …

… Patiently Endure …

… And go along for the ride …



Galatians 6:7-9 (PHILLIPS)

… A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows. … 

… If he sows for his own lower nature his harvest will be the decay and death of his own nature. … 

… But if he sows for the Spirit he will reap the harvest of everlasting life by that Spirit. …  

… Let us not grow tired of doing good, for, unless we throw in our hand, the ultimate harvest is assured. …

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