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Don’t Build your life on the Wrong Foundation

Posted on August 11 2019

Don’t Build your life on the Wrong Foundation

 

Don’t build your life on a foundation that will not stand the storm. Some of us get carried away and focus on the wrong things, the wrong people. We lose sight on what really matters. Our priorities become out of order. We become reckless. We think that this person will make us happy, or that job will fulfill our dreams.
We believe that making more money will bring us closer to happiness. If we just get this promotion or that partner. If we just get this degree, or if we just drive that car we’ll end up happier.
The bottom line is, we try to build our life on a foundation that is not sustainable. They can’t bring you lasting happiness, they won’t fill that void deep inside of you. If you build your foundation on other people, you will fail every single time.
People have the unfortunate habit of being temporary. People change like the seasons. Most will crumble under pressure. They’ll fade away when things get difficult.
So why would you want to build your life with them as foundation? Why build a foundation on something that so easily breaks under pressure?
You know why relationships always start of great? Because its new, it’s exciting, its fresh. But as time passes, what’s new starts to become old, what once was exhilarating, quickly becomes the norm.
People become bored. They change. Infatuation quickly subsides. All of a sudden things don’t seem as exciting as they once were. And soon you’ll realize that what you had with them wasn’t as strong as you thought it was.
You made the all to common mistake of building your life on a person, and as so many will tell you; that never ends well.
Don’t build your life on the idea that you’ll finally be happy when you land that dream job of yours. Because once you end up where you wanted to be, you’ll quickly realize that a job, a career, can’t bring you lasting happiness.
Don’t get me wrong, it is imperative to love what you do in this life, in fact, what you do in life says a great deal about what kind of person you are.
But it cannot be the foundation of your life. It cannot be your first priority; it can’t be who you are.
Me, I love traveling and writing. It’s what I do, it’s what I’m good at. At this very moment of writing this article, I’m at absolute peace. With each keystroke I become alive. My soul is in a state of absolute blitheness.
This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I know it will never be my foundation of life, its not who I am. It’s not my first priority.
God is my foundation and who I am is easy; I’m a child of God. He’s my priority, he comes first.
Without him I wouldn’t have the ability to convey my thoughts and ideas on paper, in a way that make you understand and relate to me.
Without him I wouldn’t have the ability to see these words, to read, to dream, to love, to hurt.
Without him I wouldn’t be.
I owe it all to him, how could I possibly put anyone or anything above him? How could he NOT be my very foundation of which everything else follows.
My dreams follow after him, my goals, my hopes. Everything comes AFTER HIM.
He comes first, then my writing and traveling and so on. I build my foundation on non-other than Christ himself. With him as foundation everything else falls into place how and when its supposed to.
I didn’t adopt this mindset until recently if I can be honest. I started attending church at the beginning of this year. The day I gave my life to Christ, everything changed. Literally. I’ve lost people I loved very much. I lost them because I needed to make room for him. He needed my fully undivided attention. I lost people, but I found him.
I didn’t lose anything that I was meant to keep but gained everything I needed in order to be the man I was always meant to be.
He needed to prepare me, mold me, recreate me.
Ever since I put him first, my life has slowly begun to get better and better.
It’s a ripple effect. You put God first, build him as your foundation, and watch how everything else will work its way out.
You start to attract the right people in your life, the people who you need, the people who need you. You’ll also learn to lose the wrong people, the ones who are toxic to you, the ones who use and abuse you, the ones who need to go.
 You’ll learn to appreciate the things in life that matter. You’ll find your calling, and one day it’ll all make sense.
Put God first in everything that you do. With him as foundation, you cannot fail.
Your partner may one day decide to get up and walk away, he or she may leave, but God will never abandon you.
Money doesn’t last. One day it’ll run out. But his love for you will never come to an end.
Don’t build your life on money. Money can provide opportunity, but only God provides security.
In this life, you’ll face many challenges. People will hurt you; they’ll leave, they’ll lie, they’ll make you doubt yourself. They’ll make you feel like you’re not good enough.
In this life you will have to deal with sickness, death, heartbreak, confusion, loss, failure.
Life is chaotic, it can be frightening and devastating.
That’s why it is so important to have a Christ centered life. Put him as your foundation because he doesn’t shake, he doesn’t grumble, he doesn’t give in under pressure. He sustains, he overcomes, he endures.
He’s eternal and when everything else fails, (and everything else will fail) he will not.
I want to live a life where God is so deep-rooted inside of me that nothing that life throws at me, makes me crumble.
I might stumble but I sure won’t fall because my foundation is Christ himself and with him, we won’t ever fail.