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Summary: Part 6 of Joseph the Dreamchaser. You meant it for evil, God meant it for good. See your life in those terms and overcome bitterness.

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Joseph: the Dreamchaser

Part 6: Getting Over The Past

Genesis 50:15-21

The ability to see God’s hand in our past enables us to find meaning and purpose, which in turn can enable the healing process to accelerate.

Joseph great strength may have lain in how he chose to view his past. How do you view yours?

Choose to Allow God to Transform Your View of Your Past

1. The Big Picture:

Life is a gauntlet of random events

OR

Life is a Spirit-led training course

Does stuff just happen, or is the Divine Hand involved?

Genesis 50:20

2. The Little Picture:

Take things for granted

OR

Everything is an object of prayer

When you have a dream that doesn’t seem to be working out according to your standards, pray.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

3. The Past:

Weakness exploited by _ Satan_

OR

Weakness reveals _God’s strength_

who really was in charge of allowing Joseph to suffer all these things?

And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

4. The Present:

Self-Centered Lifestyle

OR

Stewardship-Centered Lifestyle

Whose life is it anyway?

And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

2 Corinthians 5:15

5. The Future:

Earthly Plans

OR

Eternal Priorities

Joseph’s dream--was it really about exalting him or fulfilling God’s plan of redemption?

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-2


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