Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah. 2 And Gilead’s wife also bore him sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.” 3 Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob, and worthless fellows collected around Jephthah and went out with him.
You may not have had the best home life. You may not be supported by your family. But don’t allow that to cause you to flee from the task God has for you. Don’t get caught up in a crowd who will drag you down, don’t let your mouth write checks you’re not prepared to cash… follow Jesus, trust him.