Does your past ever hold you back? Do your circumstances or your family get in the way? Does your family dysfunction ever derail your dreams? Out of a deep hatred and jealousy, in the book of Genesis, Joseph's brothers sold him off into slavery and left their father thinking Joseph had been torn about by a wild animal. But the good news is Joseph didn't let his family dysfunction squash his dreams. By the grace of God, he went on to become a powerful leader in Egypt.
What about you? Has your dysfunction, whatever it is, squashed your dreams? If so, consider this interesting fact that I once heard from a speaker: From a physical standpoint everything on our bodies point forward. Our feet and toes point forward...Our knees, our chest, our nose, our eyes, our mouth...they all point forward. There is only one part of our body that points backward...
Let me put it to you gingerly and gently...Don't be that part of your body! You will never be able to pursue your dreams if you are constantly looking backwards. Don't let the dysfunction define you. Don't let it derail the dream! Passionately pursue the dream that God has in store for you.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
-Psalm 37: 4
Prayer for Today
O God, please help me to be the person you have called me to be. Help me to not allow my dysfunction to derail your dream for my life. Amen.