Promise-Place Of Potential



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Part 1 – January 4, 2015

“Promise--Place Of Potential”

Genesis 37:2-11 (NIV) - This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said. Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Potential - people may tell you that you have lots of it...that you are wasting it...or that you have none.

Discovering your potential allows you to change your future.

Personal Potential
The attributes and task that you can excel at.
Hobbies, Sports, Job.
The person you can become.
The profession, social status, fame.

The things you can achieve.


Life goals, wealth, awards.

Joseph


Verse 2-5 - This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
He was ahead of himself, sure of himself, and full of himself.

Talk about receiving a direction (dream) for your life.


This is the time where you get the direction for your future.
This is also the place most people make their greatest mistakes.
Sharing too soon.
Becoming prideful.
Not understanding timing.
To reach our potential we have to embrace our uniqueness....
His birth.

Genesis 30:22-24 - Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, “God has taken away my disgrace.” 24 She named him Joseph, and said, “May the Lord add to me another son.”

Divine.

His father’s love.



Genesis 37:3 - Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.

Favor.


His coat. (Distinction)

Genesis 37:4 -  When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

Stood out.
His gift.

Genesis 37:5 - Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

Reaching my potential...

I need a dream.


I won't fit in.
I refuse to allow circumstances to stop me.


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