This message is presented by Amos Johnson Jr, PhD. He is the Founder & Pastor of Church for Entrepreneurs. God has given him a calling to help Christian Entrepreneurs succeed at their calling. He believes a fulfilled life comes from clearly knowing what God has called you to do and doing it.
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Message summary & scripture references
For various reasons, the time may not be right for you to receive the fullness of the vision God has given you. Therefore, God needs you to be patient, but He has not left you hanging. His blessing will protect you and provide for you until the time is right for your vision to be realized.
Genesis 37:3-9 NLT
 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.
 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 Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever.
 “Listen to this dream,” he said.
 “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!”
 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.
 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!”
Genesis 37:20-22 NLT
 “Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns. We can tell our father, ‘A wild animal has eaten him.’ Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”
 But when Reuben heard of their scheme, he came to Joseph’s rescue. “Let’s not kill him,” he said.
 “Why should we shed any blood? Let’s just throw him into this empty cistern here in the wilderness. Then he’ll die without our laying a hand on him.” Reuben was secretly planning to rescue Joseph and return him to his father.
Genesis 37:25-28 NLT
 Then, just as they were sitting down to eat, they looked up and saw a caravan of camels in the distance coming toward them. It was a group of Ishmaelite traders taking a load of gum, balm, and aromatic resin from Gilead down to Egypt.
 Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain by killing our brother? We’d have to cover up the crime.
 Instead of hurting him, let’s sell him to those Ishmaelite traders. After all, he is our brother-our own flesh and blood!” And his brothers agreed.
 So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt.
Genesis 39:2-4 NLT
 The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.
 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the LORD was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did.
 This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned.
Genesis 39:19-21 NLT
 Potiphar was furious when he heard his wife’s story about how Joseph had treated her.
 So he took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king’s prisoners were held, and there he remained.
 But the LORD was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the LORD made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden.
Genesis 40:1,3-4,14 NLT
 Some time later, Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended their royal master.
 and he put them in the prison where Joseph was, in the palace of the captain of the guard.
 They remained in prison for quite some time, and the captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, who looked after them.
 And please remember me and do me a favor when things go well for you. Mention me to Pharaoh, so he might let me out of this place.
Genesis 41:9 NLT
 Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh.
Genesis 41:41-42,44 NLT
 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.”
 Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and placed it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in fine linen clothing and hung a gold chain around his neck.
 And Pharaoh said to him, “I am Pharaoh, but no one will lift a hand or foot in the entire land of Egypt without your approval.”
Acts 10:34 KJV
 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
- Don’t ask why, just keep pressing until victory
- Success comes from the anointing not your decisions
- God can use a social privilege for his purposes
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