Your dream is still alive
“The spirit of Jacob their father revived.” Ge 45:27 NKJV
If the dream you believe God gave you seems dead, read this: “And they told him, saying, ‘Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.’ And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them. But…when he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived” (vv. 26-27 NKJV). For years Jacob believed his son, the dreamer, was dead. But it was a lie. In his old age, wagons loaded with riches came to carry him back to see his son who was now the prince of Egypt. Notice, when Jacob first heard it, “he did not believe them” (v. 26 NKJV). When you have lived in defeat and discouragement for years, it’s hard to anticipate victory. No problem; God is patient. He will keep working with you. He will demonstrate His grace and goodness in such a way that you will start to trust Him again: “When he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived” (v. 27 NKJV). Don’t believe your dream is dead and will never be fulfilled. And don’t believe those who tell you that you’re too old to fulfill the dream God gave you. God can pack more into the last chapters of your life than all those that preceded them. “Your old men [and women] shall dream dreams” (Joel 2:28). God is the giver of dreams. And He doesn’t just give them, He resurrects them and empowers you to fulfill them. It’s not too late. You’re not too old. What God did for Jacob—He can do for you.