READ: I Corinthians 3:11
If you have a house with sticking doors, cracked walls and windows that won’t open, you know that the foundation is probably messed up. You can call a dry-wall guy, carpenter and window guy but if the foundation is messed up, you are just putting on band-aids until you fix it. In your life, when you start having problems and conflict, you decide you are going to work on whatever the problem is. You promise to do better. You make a little progress. Things get better for a while, and then you find yourself falling back into the same patterns and the same ruts. We often focus on the presenting problems when the issue is the foundation. No amount of work on the problem will help you unless you address the foundation upon which you are building. What is your foundation? Money, stuff, education, achievements? Listen, there is only one foundation that will hold. I Corinthians 3:11, “No one can lay another foundation other than the one that is has already been laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Colossians 3:17 says, “Whatever you do in word and deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Build your life, your family life, your work life, your play life on Jesus Christ. Make it your mission to glorify Him in all that you do. When you are having problems, don’t just try to fix the problem. Make sure that your foundation is correct.
– Dr. Tim Thompson