365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, I want to empower us today to not allow anyone or anything to kill our dreams. Sometimes we get to a point in our life when we get tired of going through hardships. But, hardships are God ordained and a necessary part of shifting our purpose into destiny. These hardships are called “Dream Killers” and are meant to knock us off course. So, knowing this information, we must pick up our cross with a smile on our face and constant prayers to God in our heart and keep it moving. PLEASE NOTE: The question is not if hardships come to break us or make us stronger, but how do we respond when they do come, and the answer to that question, is we respond with a spirit of conqueror and not defeat. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 NKJV).
WR2W, let us take the story of Joseph for example. Joseph’s dreams were about his purpose and because Joseph was filled with the Holy Spirit, he knew these dreams meant he was destined for greatness and that he would one day rule. But because Joseph was still immature and somewhat naïve, he spoke what others was not mature enough to handle—his destiny. But thank God for his immaturity because what he spoke and when he spoke it was ordained by God to shift him from purpose into destiny. Therefore, hardships were necessary for Joseph’s destiny because he had not been through anything yet that would prepare him for the destination revealed in his dream. So, when the enemy sets traps for us, let us not complain, but view them as temporary stops on a battle ground to train us to be prepared to reign in excellence. No more feeling sorry for ourselves and resenting these “Dream Killers”, but it is time for us to start thanking God for them because they are a necessary part of the process of us becoming strong enough to handle anything, prepared for any situation, and better yet wise enough to handle the power that God has given us when we reach the dream of destiny fulfilled.
So, “Dream Killers”, thank you for the shifts in the hardships. And like many of us today, we are being shifted from being naïve to enslaved to imprisoned, but there is no need for us to worry because if we search deep enough we find that there is purpose in the pit of issues that brings us into isolation. Nevertheless, the shifts in the hardships have taught us that although we may be honest people with integrity, there are people who are carrying spirits inside of them that are bound to attack our purpose and shift us into our destiny. So again, thank you “Dream Killers” for the heartache, pain, disappointment, fear, and even doubt because all of it made us fall to our knees, draw closer to our God, and call on His name. Thank you for trying to kill our spirit which carries our dreams because all you did was push us on our knees when we could not fall on our own. Joseph was shifted from being a naïve Shepard boy to a slave to a convict and then a ruler. When Joseph’s brothers threw him in the pit then came back and sold him into slavery, they were shifting him closer to fulfilling his dream. Joseph’s destiny to rule was not in the Valley of Hebron in Canaan, it was not in Shechem, nor was it in Dothan; it was in Egypt, and although his “Dream Killers” did not know it, they were “shifting” Joseph up to feed them. Isn’t God good and won’t He do it? Yes, He will! So, WR2W, who is God “shifting” us up to feed? Each shift has purpose. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!