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Beyond the open door

Daring To Dream Beyond The Impossible

" Dare To Dream"

Fiery eyes pierce through the heart of the one who dares to dream. Often these lookers of fatal unbelief threaten the pursuit of the dreamer and shrivel their ambition from infinite opportunities to finite destinations.

The death of a dream is tragic but has no end, the legacy lives on as a haunting reminder of what could have been. The epitaph of a terminated dream tells the story of lives untouched, sick left for dead, discouraged giving up, church doors closed, hungry unfed, captives still in prison,

silenced songs, unwritten books, messages never preached, talents buried and the list goes on and on revealing the lasting effect that one man or one woman can leave that will penetrate through generations.

How can we let the faithless minority allow us to stoop to their level? They may be able perform valiantly putting the dreamer under pressure with their belittling opinions, but if you courageously stand and invite them to join, you will hear them silence returning to their recliner of comfort into the windowless, doorless walls of the ordinary.

What would happen if we would dare to dream? Then take that dream that is so dear to us, release that dream knowing not where it may take us, whether it bring sorrow, pain, fear or despair, releasing in to the hands of the Dream Giver. The One who created that dream before we were ever alive to access.

The story of Joseph is an example to all Godly dreamers. How Joseph shared his dream with his brothers resulting bitter hatred and insane jealousy, but Joseph kept dreaming. Then they attempted to kill him throwing him down into a well to leave him to die, but Joseph kept dreaming. Then they decided they letting him die would be to easy so they sold him as a slave to Egypt, but all the way to an unknown future, leaving everything he had ever known he kept on dreaming. The story goes on how he labored and done his best throughout his allotted time of circumstance. With every waking morning and every sleeping night he thought of the home-place and about that dream he had so long ago, he may have wiped the tears and wondered how his current fate could ever lead to the bliss of his dream, but Joseph kept dreaming. His endurance earned him favor with Potiphar leaving him in charge of all his possessions. At the first sign of success came the blow of the tempter. Potiphar's wife, a beautiful Egyptian women begin to seduce the strong and handsome stranger, but her beauty and temporal temptation could not steal his virtue or size up his passion for his dream. He turned his back and fled, she grabbed his coat, but he retained his integrity making him a candidate of a dream coming true. This act of dignity did not earn applause, but false accusations and a home in the dungeon.( One who takes a stand may end up on the front page of false report, they may attempt to banish your reputation, but they can't eliminate your dream). Still his courage and faith in the Dream Giver made him the jail boss. I'm sure the stench of the lonely prison was at times a slap in the face reality where his foolish dreams were leading him, but something down deep inside kept crying out, " It won't always be like this." With that thought he took the destitute doom of the present reality and replaced it with a fulfilling factual future of complete certainty of a better day coming.

Soon God used Joseph to interpret dreams of two of the kings employees who were inmates in the prison. The one survivor promised he would mention Joseph to the king as soon as he was released to his job. To Joseph's disappointment the man went on with his life and forgot Joseph. ( Sometimes your dreams may lead you somewhere seemingly the opposite direction. Maybe the dungeon of disappointment contains your dream under lock and key, the balls and chains of discouragement weight you down to the point you are presented with the thought of betraying your dream and going back to ordinary." Stay true to your dream!" Though the dark prison walls surround you, there is a light within the depths of your heart that pierces through the thickest, high security barricade, though in physical reality you may not be released, your dream can fly free under the light of the Son and you can rest in peace knowing the darkest hour is just before the dawning of a new day." What a difference one day can make in the life of a dreamer." " When I am weak, then I am strong.....2Cor 12:10." The trip to the dungeon is often the ticket that will bring it all to pass. Soon after the experience in the dungeon you will actually look back with tears and a smile and thank God for allowing you to be put there.)

You see Joseph's dungeon experience brought him closer to the king. One day the king needed a dream interpreted and guess who remembered? Joseph was called to the palace and there God anointed him with the interpretation of the kings dream and there he went from a resident of the dungeon to second most powerful ruler in the nation. ( Faith in the dungeon earns crowns in the palace). Because Joseph stayed true to his dream, it came to pass in the most unlikely place, the dungeon. ( You and your dream may be in a dungeon sentenced to impossibility, but remember this is your opportune moment to get closer to the KING. Your prison is on the same piece of land as the palace, your labor will soon be remembered and it will just be a walk next door to the reality of your dream. Take that blind step of faith and wait on the arms of the Giver of Dreams to carry you the rest of the way. Soon the stories of the dungeon will turn to jewels in your crown.)

In time Joseph, the mighty ruler begin to live out his dream point by point. Soon trouble came to the land, but Joseph being equipped and experienced with trouble became the deliverer. The great famine met the mercy of the wisdom God gave Joseph, who had a storehouse of plenty for all to partake. Not only Egypt enjoyed the prosperity, but Joseph opened his arms to fellow countries. Soon a caravan of desperate men from afar off entered the land and requested company with the mighty ruler. There as they entered the door, they bowed low in humility and desperation, hoping somehow to find favor with this great man. Joseph stared, his heart racing, tears tempting to escape. At that moment Joseph, the dreamer became his dream. That dream so long ago of the stars bowing to the moon, how foolish it seemed then, but Joseph kept dreaming and the day came when his dream redeemed the very ones that transgressed against him, that mocked, ridiculed and even tried to eliminate him. He chose to embrace love and reject hate, he chose to be believe all by himself. The lonely journey, brought him the devotion of multitudes. Though in life he never returned home, his family came to him and humbly reconciled and lived among him. His last words was a request that his body be laid to rest in Canaan, his home and the inspiring beginning place of the birth of a dream.

If you dare to dream at the expense of a risk and let God be your launching pad you will see and reach places you wouldn't think possible. There may be a trail of tears, rocky roads of experience, but there will come a day you will arrive to the destination of a dream, in the same breath the book of your eventful journey will unfold its pages revealing it's purpose, soaking wet with the anointing as you are handed over by The Dream Giver to a waiting world who needs what you have to offer.

January 3, 2003 Candace Green

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I love the story of Joseph the Dreamer. :-)


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Erin M 8 years ago from Portland, OR

Very poetic, and beautifully put =)


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Tyhill27 8 years ago from Red Deer, Alberta

This is a work of art and just so happens to be very beautiful words. I book that I really admire and think you would love is called "Dream Again, Miracles Happen Every Day! by Tommy Barnett. He's my favorite preacher and the founder of the Dream Centre in Los Angeles. (If you did not know already) I am very inspired from this hub and hope to read more in the future. After reading your bio I hope to find a wife like you! I have had a dream for a long time to have a wonderful family one day, but I know God has a bigger Dream for me. God bless you! Ty


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singingmommy 8 years ago from OKLAHOMA Author

Thanks so much for the kind comment, I am glad you believe in dreams and their GIVER:.)


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JNitchie 7 years ago from Canada

I loved reading what you wrote here it is so beautiful and poetic. My heart was soaring the entire time knowing that I was reading words of truth and hope.Thank-you for sharing this. God certainly has blessed you with a great gift.


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singingmommy 7 years ago from OKLAHOMA Author

Thanks so much for the precious comment!


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Jisblessed 6 years ago

Stay true to your dream!" Though the dark prison walls surround you, there is a light within the depths of your heart that pierces through the thickest, high security barricade, though in physical reality you may not be released, your dream can fly free under the light of the Son and you can rest in peace knowing the darkest hour is just before the dawning of a new day." What a difference one day can make in the life of a dreamer." " When I am weak, then I am strong.....2Cor 12:10." The trip to the dungeon is often the ticket that will bring it all to pass. Soon after the experience in the dungeon you will actually look back with tears and a smile and thank God for allowing you to be put there.)

The entire hub is very touching to me and describes a lot of my life experiences. I hold fast to the passage from this hub above. With tears and a heart filled; thank you. I do dare to dream.


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singingmommy 6 years ago from OKLAHOMA Author

Jisblessed your comment touched me deeply:.) Thanks so much:.)

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