“How are you doing?” I asked a volunteer in our church hallway as he worked at a menial task. His answer took me back. “I’m living the dream.” I hurried on to our ladies Bible study as I pondered his answer and later shared it with them because it delighted me.

Do you suppose Joseph might have replied the same way, after his brothers sold him into slavery, if he were asked how he was doing? I believe that he would have because he remembered his dreams.

For several years, his life consisted of living in prison. If he hadn’t been a sweet spirited prisoner, he would have gone unnoticed. I don’t think he cursed, got mad at the jailer, treated his fellow prisoners with disrespect, tried to insight riots or joined those who did. He didn’t complain about the lack of good housing or the food. He simply lived the dream.

And one day he was given responsibility over the other prisoners.

Proverbs 22:11 says “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”

The Lord lifted him from prison to the palace. After he proved himself, he became the second in command of the country-next to Pharaoh. When his brothers came and bowed to him, then he realized that he was living the dream the Lord had given him many years before.

Dear widow, what has the Lord placed in your heart to do for Him? Maybe you won’t live in a palace, but the location isn’t important. It’s just living the dream.