Scriptures: Genesis 41:50-52
The Bible tells us that Joseph was a dreamer. A dreamer is someone who can see in color, while others see in black and white. A dreamer can see what others cannot. A dreamer can see from afar what others cannot see up close.
Being a dreamer cost Joseph: he was hated by his brothers and sold into slavery. The enemy attacks the dreamer not the dream! The journey between a dream and reality is through a circumstance named impossible. But when God fulfills a dream He reminds us of where we came from and He reminds us of how far we have come.
Joseph's first son was named Manasseh, which is translated to mean "God has made me forget my troubles." Joseph survived a great deal of trouble and Manaseh was a reminder that God had erased the pain of the past. Our enemy tries to trap us in our past, because he is trying to keep you from your future!
Joseph's second son was called Ephraim, which means: "For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." There is not an Ephraim experience without a Manasseh experience! Joseph had to go through the trouble to get the promise. Joseph was squeezed by circumstance and fruitfulness came out. Joseph's fruitfulness far surpassed his trouble! He even became second in command of a very powerful kingdom: a very far cry from being picked on by his bo
You can never face anything that is bigger than Christ. You must hold on to your dreams, because God is the giver of dreams. The trouble you are experience now could be the springboard that launches you into great blessing!