July 13, 2020
From dreams to destiny, the story of Joseph in the Old Testament is full of twists, turns, unpredictable obstacles, and unexpected outcomes. Throughout this summer message series, “Determined Dreamer,” we’ll be exploring Joseph the dreamer’s life journey. Throughout his life, Joseph faced sibling rivalry, greed, slavery, sexual harassment, imprisonment, neglect, alienation from home, and even success itself. Despite these many challenges, Joseph’s determination to remain faithful and obedient to the LORD turned a series of unfortunate events into greatness and redemption.
This week we begin our journey at the beginning of Joseph’s story by quickly realizing that he had a target on his back from the start. Between being the youngest and odd-child of eleven brothers, the favored child in the family, and sharing his dramatic dreams, Josep’s story quickly turns unexpected as his brothers turn against him and sell him as a slave. From the start of Joseph’s rough road to glory, we learn the importance of always expecting the unexpected. Do this and be determined to remain faithful and courageous, no matter what the future holds.
Prayer: “Lord, increase my faith, wisdom, and courage to see and rejoice in your promises for my future.”