Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. He said to me, ‘I will make you fruitful, and I will multiply your descendants. I will make you a multitude of nations. And I will give this land of Canaan to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.’ Gen 48:3
This was the very first time, at first hand Joseph heard about God’s promise to Israel from his father Jacob.
Unlike Abraham, Isaac or Jacob – Joseph never once directly heard from God. He never received one promise directly from God of his fathers, or visited by an angel, or anointed by a prophet.
It is astounding to see how this man Joseph was able to do what he did, by obeying God in every single detail of his entire life – while had none of those “supernatural touches” from God.
Not him, only others saw that God’s Spirit and favor was upon him (Gen 39:3, Gen 39:23). Joseph was so holy, intrinsically connected to God’s will and His good pleasure all the time – without expecting or aware of the awaiting rewards, recognition and blessing of God.
Reason for Joseph’s success was quite simple – he obeyed his godly father Isaac and did what he asked him to do [Jacob said to Joseph, “Your brothers are pasturing the sheep at Shechem. Get ready, and I will send you to them.” “I’m ready to go,” Joseph replied. Gen 37:12], and he loved his father enough to simply trust in his God in all he would go thru’.
It was by faith that Joseph, when he was about to die, said confidently that the people of Israel would leave Egypt. He even commanded them to take his bones with them when they left. Heb 11:22
The rest of his life in his reign in Egypt Jospeh started to confess and desire that promise God made to his father Isaac (Gen 48:3) as his final destiny – and forfeited all his success in Egypt.
Bottom line thought is, you don’t need to wait (and do nothing) for a complete revelation of the vision or purpose for your life – simply start doing now what your godly leader in the vision is asking you to do.