Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Joseph’s dream was that he was going to rule over his brothers and father. The sibling rivalry really kicked in after this! But the rest of the story is empowering and has a lesson to be learned
Dreamers are not well received. After all, no one else can hear the beats of the drum that they are marching too. But nevertheless, they are persistent. They don’t give up -even in the wake of naysayers.
If you are inclined to read the rest of this story, you will discover that Joseph had other struggles through his life, but the take away is that he kept his eyes on the dream (more importantly, on God who gave him this dream):
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
Why not make this new year the beginning of your dismantling that disability that has kept you too long bound in fear and uncertainty. Remember that your dream may well not be received with open arms, but that does not disqualify it. NO!
Remember too to focus on the goal, and not the naysayers. Some may eventually come around -like Joseph’s brothers. Some won’t.
For if God has given you the dream (the call, the passion) to launch out, then launch….
Faithful is He who calls you,and He also will bring it to pass.
Blessings in your journey,