Big things are in store. Big things are just around the corner. But they don’t just happen. We must prepare be ready for them.
In the Bible, Joseph became second in command over all Egypt. It didn’t just happen, it took a lifetime of preparation. It took him making the right choices and living in a way that was conducive to the lifestyle that was just around the corner. His family thought he was crazy. People around him thought he was crazy and just a dreamer. But, when the Pharoah put him in position, then it all seemed to happen overnight.
We have dreams. We have a gut feeling that something big is coming. But, if don’t get ready for it, when it comes, we won’t know what to do with it. I have many friends in the acting industry. I was talking with one of them the other day and he told me, before the Oscars finally came and the big roles were the norm, he would imagine himself in that role. He said he would practice being humble and kind to fans, before he even had any. When he finally became “famous”, he rolled right into it like it was second hat. He was ready and was able to humbly accept his new lifestyle.
Before your big thing even comes, begin to act the role now. Dress the part. Prepare your heart and keep your focus. Hold on to the dream, no matter what others tell you. And when it finally comes, be grateful and help others reach their dreams as well.
Joseph, once he was in position, ended up helping his family. He ended up helping his people. He didn’t turn his back on them just because they didn’t believe in him. He forgave them and provided a better way for them. He was able to serve others in the new position, because he had served others when he was in jail.
CHALLENGE: What can you do now, to ensure that you can handle what’s just around the corner? Write down your dream and start dressing the part now.