Forward is the only direction the Lord leads us in life. There’s no such thing as going back. We experience his leading in two key ways. First, we experience His leading us onward through various kinds of circumstances and experiences, some good, some bad. He uses all these circumstances to shape our character, make us holy, and teach us how to better serve others. Second, we experience His leading us upward to know more of His character and purpose.
Nowhere in the Bible is this onward and upward leading of God more on display than in the life of Joseph. Message number one, based on Genesis 37.1-11, is our introduction to Joseph in which we see various attributes of his character and early experiences which foreshadow the journey on which the Lord will lead him; a journey in which he will experience both the wild and the wonder of grace.