Another great message I heard at On Course was preached by Brother Tim Lackey and dealt with the dreams God has for us. Here are a few things from my notes and memory.
Dreams. God has dreams and plans that He can put in our hearts, but will they come to pass? It really is up to us.
God gave Joseph some dreams in the book of Genesis. He had a plan for Joseph’s life, but before Joseph’s dream could be realized, he had to overcome some things.
-bitterness toward his brothers selling him into slavery
-temptation to commit adultery with Potiphar’s wife
-bitterness toward God for allowing him to be thrown into prison for not giving in to the temptation
Before Joseph’s dream came to pass(which was over 20 years from the time he first had the dream) he went through some times where he was isolated, lonely and seemingly forgotten. We may experience periods like this too, before God brings our dreams to pass, but it’s in times like these that God builds character into us.
We need to beware of the dream killers. Bitterness, rebellion, fornication, adultery and laziness are things that can kill our dreams, but the biggest dream killer is not realizing that every day matters.
If we are to see the dreams God has for us come to pass, we need to dedicate ourselves to Him each and every day. We need to spend time in prayer and devotion every day. Our daily consecration is what will keep us when the hard times come.
The Daily Solution
Every day does matter when it comes to a dream
All our choices do count in God’s grand scheme
Though it seems a steep climb up a long, tall ladder
When it comes to a dream, every day does matter.
Let thy soul take heed of the many dream killers
Like laziness, bitterness or fleshly thrillers
To conquer these things, there is a great need
Of the many dream killers, let thy soul take heed.
Our daily consecration, this is the solution
To keep godly dreams alive, crush ungodly pollution
Stay devoted to God and His great salvation
This is the solution, our daily consecration.