“It’s better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you’re not.” –Kurt Cobain
One night Joseph had a vision, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever (Gen. 37:5). Joseph’s brothers were already his biggest haters, but now they hated on him harder. Life would have been much easier for Joseph if he hadn’t told his brothers that his entire family would one day bow down to him—he would never have gone into the pit, Potiphar’s house, or to prison—but he wouldn't have arrived at the palace to see his God-given vision come into fruition either. After Joseph rose to second-in-command to save Egypt, everyone bowed like God had said. Joseph’s lesson is true for us: we can’t let our haters stop us from doing or saying what we know is right. If God has given you a vision, He will help you see it into fruition, and your haters can’t stop you.
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31, NIV)