Joseph was an immature, arrogant, spoiled child, favored by his father. He had 10 older brothers and he enjoyed getting them in trouble. He was a tattler.
He was an unlikely choice to rule a nation.
At fourteen, Joseph was given a Dream. A dream bigger than he or his family could comprehend. A dream that made his brothers despise him with muderous intent. A dream that would change history forever.
But between the dream and the promise Joseph was
Sent to prison.
Also between the dream and the promise Joseph learned
Between the dream and the promise
The boy became a man.
The brat became a leader.
The arrogant became a humble servant.
The foolish became wise.
1. The wait is more important than the dream or the promise.
2. The wait is not pleasant but it’s necessary.
3. Prosper in the wait.
4. The promises of God will come to pass. (It just may not look like what you envisioned.)
5. God’s promises cannot be thwarted by by the ill-intents of man.
6. God is doing something in you during the wait. Don’t hate the wait.
7. Guard your attitude during the wait.
8. The wait matures you. The wait prepares you. The wait humbles you.
9. Great leaders are formed in the wait.
10. Don’t waste your wait.
“and he said to them, “Can we find anyone like this, a man who has God’s spirit in him?” So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as discerning and wise as you are. You will be over my house, and all my people will obey your commands. Only I, as king, will be greater than you.””
Genesis 41:38-40 CSB