We learn that attitude is important. Attitude can be more important than your ability. It is more important than your experience and your age. There are companies that operate with the philosophy that we hire people with good attitudes and teach them what they need to know to do their jobs. The difference between partly cloudy and mostly sunny is your attitude. Do your job even when others aren’t doing theirs.
Joseph’s life teaches that discouragement is often the devil’s weapon of choice to get you to suppress the greatness within. People will hate on your future when they are unhappy with their present. Don’t adjust your dreams to please your haters. How often do we stunt the growth of the church trying to please haters? Despite his dream, Joseph still respected his father. When his father called, he answered. And when his father sent, he went. Vision doesn’t give you the right to be mean and disrespectful to others. Don’t allow your potential or your position to lead you down the path of forsaking your values.