Do Not Stop Believing

Posted by Dion Todd May 14th, 2024 1,165 Views 23 Comments

Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf." His brothers asked him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words. Genesis 37:5-8 WEB.

Though it took a long time and a rocky journey, Joseph's dream became a reality. When Joseph was forty years old, he became second-in-command of Egypt, the most powerful nation on Earth. Now, as his brothers bowed in front of him, he could still remember the dream God had given him when he was just a teenager, over twenty years before.

Through dreams, God had shown Joseph that he would become a leader, and his brothers would come and bow down before him. He should probably have kept that to himself. Still, he told his brothers about it, and they sold the "Dreamer" as a slave to a group of traveling merchants for twenty pieces of silver (Genesis 37:28). His brothers said, "We will see what becomes of his dreams" (Genesis 37:20).

The merchants then took Joseph to Egypt with them and sold him to Potiphar, the captain of the guard. God was with Joseph, and everything that he did prospered. Soon Potiphar put him in charge of his entire house (Genesis 39:4).

Joseph served as a slave in his house until Mrs. Potiphar took a liking to him, for Joseph was well-built and handsome. When Joseph spurned her advances, she framed him for attempted rape, and Joseph was sent to prison.

God was with Joseph in prison. Everything that he did prospered there, and soon, he was in charge of running the place. Joseph served wherever God put him, and he was always promoted. Even prison did not stop his dreams from coming to pass. Instead, it helped fulfill them.

One night, Pharaoh had a dream that no one could interpret. Joseph had once interpreted one for Pharaoh's servant, and he told Pharaoh about Joseph. So Pharaoh had Joseph brought out of the prison. Joseph interpreted his dreams, and he was made second-in-command of Egypt. The promotion happened suddenly, but after decades of serving, waiting, and preparation.

God continued to be with Joseph while he was a ruler, and He gave him wisdom on what to do. Soon, his jealous brothers, who had sold him as a slave, came and bowed before him just as Joseph had seen in the dream. They needed food for their families. Joseph forgave them for what they had done to him. He realized that God had placed him in Egypt for a reason, to save lives. You can only connect the dots when looking backward.

God gave Joseph a dream, and though it took a strange course, it all came to pass when it was time. At every stage, it appeared that his dream was dead, that Joseph had missed it. Yet nothing, and no one, could stop it from coming to pass. Joseph's brothers selling him as a slave, Mrs. Potiphar accusing him of attempted rape, and every other lousy circumstance, simply pushed Joseph a little closer to his destiny.

No one has to believe in the dream God has given you for it to come to pass. Even if they despise you and do things to harm you, it will only help fulfill what God has told you. Don't stop believing what God has spoken to you secretly. Though the vision tarries, wait for it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I wait for You and Your timing. I know the plans that You have for me are good. I don't understand the method sometimes, but I choose to trust in You. Please give me a clear vision, and help me keep a positive attitude while I wait. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Note: The Creation Photographer theme of the week is "Mother Moments" and is wide open for interpretation! Until we get our groups area going, we invite you to share your photos on the website home page. As always, if you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network.

Join the discussion! Please sign in to comment, like, and share.

Profile image
Dan Remley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Father I know I have fulfilled many of my dreams, however I am certain that you have more for me. I am patiently waiting for what you have for me,and know that it's all in your control. Guide me into whatever it is that you need of me. I give my life to you. I love you. In Jesus name I pray Amen ❤️



Avatar image
Sylvia Todd

1 month ago

Amen, brother 🙏!



Profile image
Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I wait for You and Your timing. I know the plans that You have for me are good. I don't understand the method sometimes, but I choose to trust in You. Please give me a clear vision, and help me keep a positive attitude while I wait. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!



Avatar image
Dan Remley

1 month ago

Amen ❤️



Profile image
Michele Copley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen, Good Morning and afternoon, Everyone! The story of Joseph is a very helpful one of reminding ourselves in placing faith in God even through dire circumstances or with unkindness shown to us and how to forgive anyway. Thank you for this important message, Pastor Dion, and providing these in-depth devotions!



Avatar image
Dan Remley

1 month ago

It is a great message for all of us. I agree Michele.



Profile image
Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


God my desire is for my family to be safe in their own home. Amen



Avatar image
Dan Remley

1 month ago

Amen ❤️



Profile image
Lisa Moran commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Love this devotion!




Profile image
Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


God my desire is for my family to be safe in their own home. Amen




Profile image
Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen




Profile image
Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen!




Profile image
David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen. I’m used up in life Father. Ineffective for You. I’m seeking Your face Lord Jesus. Your presence. Fill me with Your love for people. Help me glorify You in life. Forgive me my sins and heal me for Your Namesake. Lord I’m coming to the Cross seven times..yet here I am. I’m miserable with constant pain and lack of sleep..
But God. Your grace is sufficient for me. You are more than capable. You are the God who heals, forgives, restores…my time is in Your hands. Mold me and shape me into what You have for me. Here I am Lord. In Jesus blessed Name I pray. I love You Jesus.




Profile image
Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I wait for You and Your timing. I know the plans that You have for me are good. I don't understand the method sometimes, but I choose to trust in You. Please give me a clear vision, and help me keep a positive attitude while I wait. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️




Profile image
Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Yes Heavenly Father thank you for watching over me and guiding me to the best that you have for me, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen




Profile image
Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


AMEN Good Morning Everyone



Avatar image
Sylvia Todd

1 month ago

Good morning, Yvette, God bless 🌞!



Profile image
Gloria Nebarez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Sometimes we dont understand the waiting, however I will trust you.
thank you Jesus.




Profile image
Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen!!! 🙏




Profile image
Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen!




Profile image
Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Lord, Keep my family and I path of life protected from evil. Fulfill there dreams, in Jesus name, Amen!




Profile image
Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen




Profile image
Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen




Profile image
Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen




Profile image
Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Yes please Lord Jesus, amen.




Profile image
Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen




Profile image
Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Do Not Stop Believing

1 month ago


Amen!






RHM Eco System Version: 0.439 © Refreshing Hope Ministries . Page rendered in 0.1854 seconds.