When I finally made it to Italy last month, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Sorrento, Capri Island, Anacapri, Amalfi Coast, Positano and Rome. In the middle of one of my boat trips, as we began approaching one of the islands it felt like deja vu as it dawned on me that the same thing God had exposed me to about two years ago in a photo that my colleague showed me, He had granted me full access to. I sat back on the boat in complete amazement thinking about God’s goodness. I couldn’t even begin to try to wrap my mind around how God had taken me somewhere I didn’t even plan to go, because I thought it was too far out of my reach when I was exposed to it.
When I heard this message from God to relay back through this month’s blog, I immediately thought to myself, ‘God who did you expose something to in the bible only for you to turn around and go do it for them?’ As I thought about this question to myself, Joseph came to mind. For those of you who may not be familiar with Joseph, Joseph was the son of Jacob and he was his father’s favorite son. It was Joseph’s favoritism, overconfidence and prophetic dreams that triggered his brothers hatred for him.
3 Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe. 4 But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn’t say a kind word to him.
One night, God exposes Joseph to what is unknowingly a glimpse of his future.
5 One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated
him more than ever. 6 “Listen to this dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying
up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered
around and bowed low before mine!” 8 His brothers responded, “So you think you will
be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him
all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them. 9 Soon Joseph
had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. “Listen, I have had another
dream,” he said. “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!” 10 This time
he told the dream to his father as well as to his brothers, but his father scolded him.
“What kind of dream is that?” he asked. “Will your mother and I and your brothers
actually come and bow to the ground before you?” 11 But while his brothers were
jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant.
In the same way that God exposed me to Italy, in the same way that God exposed Joseph to being a ruler, God is going to expose you to a glimpse of your future in the month of September. This month, stay alert and stay prepared because once you have been exposed to it, God is going to do it.
We thank you for choosing us. Choosing us for another day, choosing us for victory, choosing us for divine assignments, choosing us to spread your love, choosing us to share our testimonies, and last but not least, we thank you for choosing us to be exposed to your vision. God we pray that you cover our minds, each and every single one of our intricate thought patterns, guard and purify our hearts, bless us with spirits that are a mere reflection of you at the core. As you begin to use the month of September to expose us to big deals we pray that you also help us to protect the things that you expose us to. God, if it takes years for us to see what you’ve revealed come to pass as it did for Joseph, we pray for unwavering faith, and the ability to hold on to what you have exposed us to. Help us to stay woke and help us to stay prepared in the month of September so there is clear recognition in what you are exposing us to. In Jesus name we pray, amen.