Genesis 37:8 (RSV)
8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to have dominion over us?” So they hated him yet more for his dreams and for his words.
I imagine Joseph being a really attractive ~ intelligent young man and he obviously enjoyed the favor of his father which made his brothers hate and despise him even more. Joseph must have been really upbeat and bubbly and when everybody was seated at the dinner table he will tell his dad and brothers of his dreams.
Jealousy must have made his brothers really bitter and they just could not buy into Josephs dreams.
God had a plan to prosper Joseph and his family even though they could not see it at the time. The good part is that Joseph never lost sight of his dreams and he clung to the Lord regardless of all the upheaval he experience.
Sometimes we need people to buy into our dreams, not everybody is going to cheer you on and there will be times when it seems like people are plundering your dreams. You should hold onto them with both your hands.
O Lord please place people on our way that will buy into our dreams, give us the heart and strength to hold onto our dreams. Lord show us the way forward and never let us go, so that we are able to reach our God given dreams in Jesus Name. Amen