Sometimes we can show the most significant amount of faith by asking God for something and then forgetting about it. This doesn’t mean we were flippant in asking God for something. Instead, it means that we prayed, and after we prayed, we left the resolution up to God. Otherwise, if we keep our minds on that prayer and keep looking around for God to do it, it’s like asking our parents, “Are we there yet?” over and over like I used to do when I was a kid on long drives. 

This verse stood out to me as I read about Joseph and his brothers today.

Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected” (emphasis added).

Genesis 42:9 (NIV)

One would think that Joseph wouldn’t have forgotten the dreams he had when he was a kid. I don’t think Joseph forgot those dreams or gave up on them. Instead, I believe that Joseph left their fulfillment in God’s hands. Therefore, when Joseph saw those dreams being fulfilled, he “remembered” them. 

Unlike those prayers we pray that we “forget” about and leave in God’s hands, Joseph’s situation was a little different since God gave him those dreams. Yet, I don’t think Joseph lived every day since he had those dreams, with a dependence on them being fulfilled. In other words, asking, “Are we there yet?”

Like Abram, who waited 25 years to see God’s promise of a son come to fruition, Joseph faithfully waited until the fulfillment of the dreams God gave him. 

God has made us promises and even given some of us specific promises about our lives. We should hold onto those promises, but we should only focus on them if we have to since we don’t need to. If God said it would happen, then it would happen. It’s not up to us to tap God on the shoulder, asking, “Are we there yet?” 

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.