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.
In any relationship, in any structure, in any job, anything you can think of, there needs to be a strong foundation of SOMETHING. When we are thinking of a relationship between couples or friends, maybe even family an example of a strong foundation could be communication. If we are thinking of a job, a strong foundation could be your knowledge of the job. The list goes on and on and we can think of a strong foundation for almost anything in our lives. As Christians what if we restructured our way of thinking and put Jesus as that foundation first? If we made Jesus our foundation in our relationships, then communication gets a little easier. If we made Jesus the foundation of our job, then we can pray for the ability to hold and gain more knowledge. I know it sounds a lot easier than it is, but that’s what faith is for. Believing that Jesus can and WILL get it done. By making Jesus the rock that is the foundation in your life, the storms and battles will not shake you that easy.
My entire life I have been a micromanager. I’m set on the mindset of, if I want it done right, I have to do it myself. So, I’m one of those people that say putting Jesus first, the faith in Him first, is easier said than done. But I also know that I am a walking testimony of knowing that when God says He will do it, then it is already done. Psalms 119:89 says: “Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”
Prayer: So, I challenge you. Pray and meditate on what is maybe causing you stress, anxiety, etc., then ask yourself and ask Jesus to help you restructure your plan of action with Him as the foundation. Write it down if you have to. Jesus is faithful, it is who He is. His word is settled in heaven, it will be done, it HAS been done.