When you share your dreams with your family, friends or colleagues. Not everyone will be excited to hear about them. They may devote a small portion of their time to listen, but deep down in their heart, they begin to resent you.
Let us examine the story of Joseph:
Genesis 37:5-7 (NLT)
5 One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever. 6 “Listen to this dream,” he said. 7 “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!”
Genesis 37:18-20 (NLT)
18 When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they recognized him in the distance. As he approached, they made plans to kill him. 19 “Here comes the dreamer!” they said. 20 “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!”
From this passage, we can determine that Joseph's brothers envied the fact that he was a dreamer. They despised his dream because it was too GREAT for them to understand. Therefore, they wanted to kill him. It could be possible that their FAITH was not strong enough to believe that God will allow their younger brother to rule over them.
Anytime someone sees you rising up, they may try to stop your growth because of their own misery. We know that misery loves company. So, we have to understand that the enemy works hard to destroy our dreams. The enemy may use your family, friends, and colleagues to deter you from achieving your dreams.
It's important that we keep on praising, keep on worshipping, and keep on believing that God will lead us to accomplish our dreams in life despite the adversity we may face.