Our son was building a house with some lego blocks and I just sat down while I observed his building methods. The fascinating thing was that he actually started building his ‘castle’ from the roof. He would carry the whole building and fix it on top of a layer of blocks. He kept repeating this over and over. It really didn’t mean anything to me at that point. I simply looked on.
He successfully built about eight layers and then as he was trying to fix his castle on a foundation, it all came crashing down.
Immediately, I heard in my spirit, “You don’t build from the roof, you should set up the foundation first”.
And there lies the message in this post.
Some people ignore the importance of foundations. They are so much in a hurry to get the building up to the roof level and so throw caution to the wind. They channel their energies to the wrong places.
Let’s talk about relationships. . .
You see people entering into relationships and marriage without any concrete reason for doing so. They just want to be someone’s fiancée or wife. They do not think it’s necessary to make sure that the relationship has a firm foundation.
All they want is for them to be pampered with money/gifts. Once this is happening, they think that’s enough reason to start a serious relationship with this person even if they are miles apart when it comes to issues pertaining to their faith, visions and passions.
Some people also, build relationships based on sex. They give their bodies to be known by someone they are not even married to and think their compatibility in bed is enough to insure their marriage.
When they are supposed to be getting to know what’s important; ask questions and get answers, they are busy allowing their wandering eyes and fingers take the lead over reason.
They dedicate so much time into being sexually intimate and have no time to develop true unadulterated friendship.
They have no time either for getting information that will shed light on what they should be doing ad singles via books and messages.
Then, few months into the marriage, it comes crashing down. The sex is no longer good enough to keep the man at home and the gifts are no longer adequate to fill the void the woman feels in her heart.
It doesn’t end there. . .
Come into the Church with me. . .
So many people call themselves Christians and don’t even know Christ at all.
They learn the language of the kingdom coupled with about five verses if the Bible that they will use to bamboozle the church. Once they know how to say, “Bless you” and “It is well” and are able to quote Psalm 23 verse 6, they are of the opinion that they are Christians.
Instead of getting to know the Lord truly by developing thriving relationships with God, people run around seeking to be recognised.
Bread and butter Christians everywhere. People who refuse to grow up by feeding fat on the Word of God and spending time in the place of prayer.
Or why do we see so many frauds, wife batterers and prostitutes in our churches today?
And to crown it all up, when storms come against their lives in form of challenges, they fall flat.
It is unwise to do the right thing at a wrong time.
You shouldn’t build your life, career, relationship or marriage without a strong foundation.
Invest as much time as necessary into building solid foundations. In case you already started building without a foundation, for your good, I beseech you to go back and do so.
Castles built in the wind will surely collapse.
Not having good foundations spell doom.
Build on the sure foundation- Jesus Christ and experience stability in life.
- OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (Ph.D)