Genesis 41:46 (KJV) And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

A. When Joseph was 17 years old, he dreamed of how God was going to bless him

B. He was sold into slavery by his brothers shortly after the dream

C. From slavery, he rose to management; from management he was sentenced to prison; from prison, he was promoted to CEO

D. It took 13 years for his dream to come to pass

E. We cannot always explain why it takes so long to receive the promises of God

F. We must learn how to persevere to experience God’s best

G. Through persevering, we learn to endure and persist

H. The benefit of persevering is developing the testimony

I. Believers must have the “never quit on God” mindset

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Dr. Bryant Bell