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Joseph the Dreamer: Beating Lifes Problems

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any one of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he built a richly ornamented robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him a lot more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

Genesis 37:3-4

Of the the figures I've arrived at love--- one remarkable person would have to be the first in line. His life was quite interesting and continues to provide useful lessons which can be still appropriate in our present times. His name was Joseph... The favourite daughter of Jacob... A guy who'd beautiful dreams... the object of sibling rivalry.

In the story, Joseph was always the center of his father's love and attention. For additional information, consider checking out: Dr Joseph Ajaka. Jake even gave Joseph a colorful coat or garment that came to symbolize how particular h-e was in his father's eyes. Later on, he'd buy his father's foolish actions. Joseph's friends resented him because he was the favorite son. John, the father, had two wives, two concubines, and twelve kids --- all competing for his attention. Joseph's family drama have all the ingredients of a t.v soap opera...with different symptoms of jealousy, hatred, deception and self-interest. Reading the account of Joseph's life is similar to being stuck to the t.v screen full of expectation in what may happen next.

Joseph, the dreamer, once told his brothers a few dream that a time would come if they would all bow down to him. This dream made his friends grow more angry towards him. Joseph was sent by his father on an errand, one-day. Specifically, Joseph was tasked to see his brothers who have been working in the area. Some accounts say that his friends plotted to destroy him but later decided to throw Joseph into a hole. Joseph's brothers also took his colorful coat and wiped it with animal blood. They later lied to their father by stating that Joseph died after being attacked by wild animals. After some time in the bottom of the pit, Joseph was acquired by touring merchants and later sold him in to slavery.

The young lad was later bought by the retailers to Potiphar, one of many Egyptian Pharaoh's trusted leaders. Being a employee in Potiphar's household, he became known in his labors. He was later employed supervisor over Potiphar's house. The story has a radical turn when Potiphar's spouse falsely accused Joseph of attempting to sexually assault her. Naturally, Potiphar's spouse did this to return at Joseph who repeatedly warded off her sexual advances. Angered by the accusation, Potiphar sent Joseph to prison.

In prison, Joseph again found favor by being able understand the goals of the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was so filled with stress and anxiety about the visions he could not comprehend and the horrible dreams he'd. Through Joseph, the Pharaoh was able to understand the financial benefits of his dreams for that land of Egypt. Later, h-e was appointed governor of Egypt. Where Jacob and his sons lived the famine that struck the land became exactly why these were later reunited. Reconciliation between Joseph and his friends paved the-way for Jacob to again see his son.

This remarkable story shows how we, like Joseph, must cling to faith also in-the most trying conditions. Anxiety and stress will not need to stop us from feeling that God has forsaken us and that we've been left alone in the middle of all our problems. Indeed, overcoming life's problems is a journey of trust, faith, and perseverance that most of us must take. Like Joseph, we could also dream great dreams and meet our fullest potential..