Building Our Lives
Every day, every action, we are building our lives and the lives of our children.
Brick by brick, the foundation is laid, and the structure goes up.
Each action represents a brick, and the finished result is sometimes not what we intended.
The plans you chose showed a home that looked like a dream home. So you begin laying the foundation: Love, sweetness, thoughtfulness, encouragement- starting at the bottom, you begin working upward. You want it to be strong. Little acts of kindness, appreciation, understanding, friendship, loyalty, a smile, a touch- all work to shape the structure.
But, there are other bricks that can be laid as well if we are not careful. They also add to the building, affecting the final outcome. They are cemented in, part of the building, part of the structure. Angry words, a short fuse, a silent treatments,unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, bitterness, selfishness, addictions, gossip, putting others down, disloyalty. They are there, with all the other bricks, building walls and making hearts impenetrable.
If we don’t follow the plans, we may end up with something ugly and undesirable that we never intended and regret building.
Oh, it’s easy to say we agree with the plans, and even read and look at the plans, but it is an entirely different thing to agree with the Master builder and follow the plans for a successful home.
Each action, each brick does matter!
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it.”
“A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her hands.”