I was working on a transcript when I heard something that has not left my mind and has therefore motivated today’s post.
The person said that the height of a building determines the depth of it’s foundation. My family is in the building industry so they say this with authority.
Immediately I heard this, my mind got stuck on a particular scripture. Read with me: For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.-1 Corinthians 3:9 (NIV)
Now, my numerous friends in the building industry say that each building is ‘purpose built’. This means that the use of the building determines how you build it. Each building is unique in it’s own way.
Purpose will also determine the cost.A person who wants to build a ten storey building with five hundred rooms for public use will definitely spend more money and time than the person who wants to build a 3 bedroom bungalow for personal use.
One is not better than the other, it is a question of purpose or use.
Are we together so far?
You, are God’s building. You are purpose built. The reason for your existence determined the way you were created and determines what God allows in your life.
The person next to you is not necessarily better that you,it is a question of purpose. Did God create you to be a ten storey building that needs 10 feet of foundation (or something like that)? Why are you complaining because the person God created to be a 3 bedroom bungalow is roofing their building while you’re still in the foundation stages even though you started at the same time and you’ve spent more money?
Your purpose will determine your building process including the cost you will bear and the time you will spend.
You are God’s building. He will finish the job. God does not abandon projects.
So while you’re waiting and everyone seems to be going faster than you, remember that ‘We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.’-2 Corinthians 10:13.
Your pace is determined by your purpose not by your efforts. Relax and obey and let God walk you into purpose as He completes His magnificent masterpiece building- You!
I’m learning again to let God build me.
Who’s with me?