There is a divine purpose for each one of us. I don’t care who you are or what you are going through, but I need that to sink, that you are not a mistake into this world. This purpose is God’s plan for our lives, and the reason for our being. Although there is no fixed pattern regarding how He will show you this purpose for your life, it tends towards what you are naturally gifted at or passionate about. If you don’t yet know your purpose in this life, then pay attention to your passion.
When you finally realize your purpose, it is something exciting and you might want to share it with people. But do you know most people you tell your dream will not encourage you or be happy for you? Well, some will, no doubt, but more likely you will get indifferent or discouraging responses. Joseph gathers his brothers and narrates to them a dream he had.
(Genesis 37: 8) “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” His brothers asked him after he told them and hated him the more. Can you imagine these are the brothers who should have cheered him up and be proud of their small bro. Are you surprised?
Joseph had another dream and this time decided to tell the parents. His father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” I cannot imagine how much discouraged Joseph could have been.
Some people, even your closest circle, won’t like the fact that you may have big aspirations and the thought of you excelling may not be what they want to hear. If you can find someone you trust completely, then go ahead and tell them but do not share your dream with everyone.
The first steps toward fulfilling your dream may not be what you expect. That is why I said in the second sentence that it doesn’t matter what you are going through. Going back to the story of Joseph, guess what his brothers did to him! They threw him in a dry well to die then sold him as a slave, and probably laughed off his dream as a bad joke. You will be betrayed; it is part of the story. They will hate you, it is part of the journey. Having a dream is not a walk into the park, sorry to say. After God has put a dream in our heart, it may look like circumstances are taking us in the exact opposite direction and we may begin to panic and doubt what He said. Can you imagine, a boy with a giant dream, has now been sold as a slave! Sounds so dumb.
No one can stop your dreams. No one can stop your divine purpose, except you. Joseph’s brothers had the intention of destroying him along with his dreams saying, come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will see what becomes of his dreams (Genesis 37:20). As long as you keep believing and don’t pull the plug on your dream, you will witness its fulfillment and nothing will be able to stand in your way.
You are unstoppable. They will have you fired from job, they will falsely accuse you, they will steal from you, but trust me they cannot stop your dreams. In fact, God will use the very people/things that try to deter you, to lead you toward the fulfillment of the dream. He turned Joseph’s brutal betrayal around to allow him go into Egypt where he would eventually see his dreams come true.