Stripped of Your Coat but Not Your Character

God’s Dream for You – Part 2

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Claude Houde once again joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about how disappointment can lead us toward God’s purpose for our lives. It is painful to see the things we value taken away. This week, the Gary Wilkerson Podcast explores how moments of loss can clear the way for God’s dream for our lives to be fulfilled.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Joseph’s brothers and Potiphar’s wife stripped Joseph of his coats, but no one could strip him of his character.

  • We want God’s dreams and promises for our life, but not all of us want to go through God’s process of bringing it to fruition.

  • The injustices and challenges that Joseph faced were all leading him toward the fulfillment of God’s purpose for his life.

  • Paul’s coat, or dream, was to preach in Rome but he ends up betrayed and imprisoned writing letters to friends and churches. God’s coat was to use that time and those letters to form most of the New Testament.

  • The greatest hindrance to being clothed in God’s new coat for your current season is holding onto the old coat.

  • We all have broken or delayed dreams that can be painful to think about, but we must continue to serve God and offer our dreams to him.

  • Joseph’s dream seemed like it was over, but he was still willing to help others with their dreams.

  • It might be tempting to see Joseph as a hero, but it was the favor of God and his keeping Spirit upon Joseph’s life that brought the dream to fulfillment.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Genesis 37–48; Exodus 2:1­­–10; Romans 1:8­­–17; 2 Timothy 4:16; 1 Samuel 17:38–39; Genesis 21:16–19

Additional Resources

About Claude Houde

Claude Houde is the senior pastor of the Nouvelle Vie Church in Quebec, Canada. As an international speaker, he has brought his message of hope to more than 35 countries. He is a teacher in leadership and communication and author of four books. Married to Chantal for 30 years, the family lives on the South Shore of Montreal.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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