When Paul speaks to the financial cost of freedom in his letter to the church at Thessalonika, he seems to make a big deal about not eating anyone’s bread without paying for it. Why?
The key issue is profiting at the expense of another.
God calls people into leadership, even when they are reluctant and seemingly ill-equipped for the job (like Moses and David).
So go ahead and dream big, like Joseph did. Let the dream guide your steps, but submit your steps to the Lord in trust.
Joseph’s story demonstrates the old adage that “nobody gets anywhere without a mentor.”