ChangeUP Tonic

Gbenga OwotokiWednesday, September 3, 2014
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Florida, USA




oseph had dreams of how great he would become. He dreamt his parents and brothers would bow down to him. Probably, he had anticipated the journey would be smooth. He was going to climb up the ladder of success for the Lord, but instead ended up being beaten up by his brothers, thrown into a pit, sold as a slave, implicated of rape, and thrown into jail. And this was not really what he had in mind. He had thought he was going to be great but here he was, moving from one trouble to another. Maybe he had thought at some points, was the Lord actually real? Are His words true? Were these dreams from the Lord or was he just thinking too much of himself? Maybe he had doubts that his dream will come through eventually. But fast forward 13 years later he interpreted a dream for Pharaoh and ended up second in command in Egypt. 9 years after that his brothers bowed down to him and then his dad bowed down to him too. It took 22 years before his dream came true. Are you almost giving up on your dreams? All the experiences you've had seem to take your dream even farther away from you. You are about to close the chapter on your dreams and pursuit of purpose. Wait a minute! The same God who saw Joseph through is still alive today. Cast your cares upon Him and He will take you through. Joseph went through the dung hill before He ascended unto the throne. His dream became a reality in his lifetime. The Lord can give you beauty for your ashes. He has the capacity of turning the 'lemon' offered by the world into 'lemonade' for you. Don't give up on your purpose in life because you would never realize the greatness you can achieve if you ever gave up. Think about it!

What is your mission? Discover your purpose and live it. You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make any meaning. Strive to give meaning to life and do not wait for life to give you a meaning and always know that God was thinking of you long before you ever thought of Him. He will see you through. Hold on and trust Him. This is not the time to quit. The struggle you are going through today is developing the strength required for your greatness tomorrow. You have come this far, don't give up now. You are closer than you think. Keep trying. Keep reaching farther. Keep your dreams alive. It may get harder before it gets easier but it will certainly get better and it will all be worth your wait. When you give up now, you will never realize how great you would have become. This may be a trying moment for you. An examination you have to pass to move to your next level of greatness. When you give up then you have truly revealed you do not really deserve what you were fighting for. Your present pain is on an errand to bring you your gain. There is a reason for your struggles. God is not unrighteous; He will reward your faithfulness. You do not know how close you are to your breakthrough. Keep digging. Keep pushing. You will definitely make it through.