Summarization from 10-14-12
Message: Daring to Dream in the Drama
Scripture Reference: Genesis 39th Chapter
Joseph, the dreamer was sold out by his own brothers who after throwing him in the well had the audacity to sit down and eat a meal, while he suffered in the pit. His own flesh and blood feasted and then sold him into slavery where he ended up in the house of Potiphar, Pharaoh’s Captain of the guard. Potiphar put everything in his household under Joseph’s authority, but Joseph still was not free. He did have a job and despite the circumstance, he did it the best that he could. The Lord was still with him and he continued to hold onto his dream, despite the drama.
Potiphar could have mistreated Joseph but he realized the Lord was with Joseph and everything that he touched prospered. However, Potiphar’s wife lusted after Joseph and tried to get him to lie with her. Not only to lie down in bed with her, but to lie to Potiphar’s face by deceiving him. Joseph held to his faith and to his convictions and refused dishonor himself for a few minutes of pleasure. When Joseph refused her, she lied to Potiphar that Joseph attacked her and Joseph was put into Pharaoh’s prison. The drama seemed to never end, yet Joseph remained faithful and held onto his dreams, even as the drama increased. Joseph did not compromise and although he was imprisoned again, the Lord was still with Joseph and he still prospered. We have to learn to live the life that God has destined for us and not settle. Too often we get too holier than thou and get caught in complaining when something is done wrong instead of showing someone the right way to do it. We should embrace each other instead of tearing each other down. We have to understand that we’ll face some hardships when we dare to dream in the darkness.
Some people enjoy stirring up drama and some compromise their dreams. God is able to change our circumstances. When He does, we need to share the good news. Many of us do not tell others about how good God is, or how He provides for us. God is the same God who woke us up this morning and He will be God whether we act right or not and if we trust Him, God will bring us through the drama. Then we need to allow God to use us to uplift His kingdom. “Lord, show us the way to move so that we might be a blessing to someone else.”