Welcome back to our look at “Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life.” If you missed part one, feel free to take the time to read that before we continue on today. Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life (Part 1)
In Part 1, we focused on taking the time to get to know who God is for us as individuals. And this is very important. We can’t just skim over that and keep going. It was God who not only created us but he also created the plan that he has for our lives. Let us not be like the person who said “Lord, Lord.” But I pray that from this point on, we would all make a personal convenant with God to get to know him a little bit more in this beautiful journey called life that we are all apart of.
Now before we continue with today’s thought, I want to share a very important thought and it’s tied to what we just mentioned. Are you ready? Ok, here it is: The Proof of Desire is PURSUIT! I hope if there is one thing you get out of today’s blog, it’s that. If you say you really want to fulfill God’s plan for your life…then the proof of that desire inside of you will be you pursuing it. I’m sorry to tell you…but the plan of God isn’t just going to fall on your lap. It’s not going to be found in a fortune cookie and you won’t be able to ask someone else to discover your plan for you. You have to do something about it.
Now, I just want to take the time to share a portion of God’s word (Don’t you just love God’s word? There’s nothing like it!) with you today and then you can continue on with your day. We’re going to glean from the book of Matthew 7:24-27:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
It’s important that we take the time to listen to the things that God is telling us. It’s a sad thing when christians no longer hear the voice of God in their lives. They begin to learn how to minimize the convictions in their lives. In this story, God is telling you and I how to build our lives. Our house is our lives. And the house that we build will not only affect our lives but those around us as well. I pray you understand just how important you are and just how much you matter in the eyes of God. He loves you so much. As a matter of fact, there’s nothing you could do to make God love you any more or any less. He’s crazy about you and he wants to use your life for his honor and glory.
Your life is very important…so it’s important that we use the right tools to build the life that God has called us to live. Just like a builder needs the right tools for each project he is given, it’s the same with you and I as well. We have to learn how to build our house (life) on the rock (Jesus). When we do that, come what may come…but at the end of it all, we’ll still be standing and going forward accomplishing all that God has set out before us.
When we don’t take the time to build our lives according to the plan that God has, scripture is clear about what will take place, “it fell with a great crash.” Some versions say that it will “collapse.” Maybe you’ve seen this in your own life or in a loved ones life…where they experienced a crash. A crash takes place when the foundation is weak. It’s the foundation that holds up any structure. Our foundation as christians is the word or God & prayer. Those are the things we need constantly in our lives to be able to build a foundation that will last the test of time. Once a crash takes place, it can cause destruction and this is where other people could feel the aftershocks of the pain. Too many christians today don’t take the time to build the right foundation in their lives and have grown up crooked or have allowed the effects of compromise (pet sins that sometimes turn into transgression and then iniquity) to cause gaps in their foundation. Give it enough time…and a crash is waiting to happen.
I believe you don’t want that kind of life or you wouldn’t be taking the time to read this. Choose to be the wise man or woman that builds their house (life) on the rock. Take time to check your foundation today. Allow the holy spirit to check your spiritual foundation to see if everything is in order. Be open to any adjustments you might need to make in your own life to avoid a collapse that would not only affect you but those close to you as well. Believe me, you won’t regret it!