The Test Before The Dream
- Psalms 105:16 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:17 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:18 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:19 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:20 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:21 (NLT)
- Psalms 105:22 (NLT)
Have you ever said; "When is my dream going to come to pass?" How long have I got to wait? Is it really going to happen? Joseph was 17 years old when God gave him his dream, but there would be many test and trials and temptations before it would come into reality.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12) How many nights have you wasted tossing and turning, questioning God's thoughts and the dream that he placed in your heart?
Those thoughts only lead to a sick heart. It will only lead to doubt, and discouragement and disbelief and depression concerning your future. God says; "Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph's character." (Psalms 105:19)
You can't get to where God is taking you without a test. Soldiers are tested before they go to battle. Students are tested before they can be promoted to the next grade. Doctors are tested before they ever practice on patients. Pilots are tested and have to pass the test before they can ever get their pilots license. Life is a test.
The test your in today is only getting you ready for the next step, the next promotion, the fulfillment of the dream that He created you for.
Why fret, why worry, why be flustered and frustrated? The dream is for an appointed time, and the one who called you will surely bring it into being. Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not. (Galatians 6:9) Smile God's always on time in delivering the dream and His promises.
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