When Nightmares Come
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done…” Genesis 50:20
Did you know that everything built or accomplished in the world today directly results from the dream of someone who would not give up? We learn from Joseph’s life that nightmares follow dreams. As soon as Joseph received his dream from God, he had to go through the pit, false accusations, and prison. He experienced years of hardships, but God was still working out the dream for his life through them all.
Joseph’s obstacles were the very pathway to his dream being fulfilled. All the difficult experiences showed him who he was and, more importantly, who God was. As you look back over your life, you will discover that you grew and learned the most in the lonely and dark places where you felt you were forgotten.
Nightmares are filled with hopelessness, despair, and feelings of no escape, but they are also a sign that you are getting closer than ever before to seeing your dreams come true. When the enemy uses his biggest obstacles to make you quit, you know you are getting closer to your dream. He wants you to give up and spend the rest of your life wandering in the wilderness of stagnation.
Determine today that you will never quit because God has promised to finish what He started in you. The dream God birthed in your heart is greater than any nightmare you may face today. Be encouraged by Psalm 30:5: “…His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”