Do You See What God is Building?
Gordon Johnson relays the story of a man who visited a construction site where stonemasons were working. The man said to one, "What are you doing?" The stonemason said, "You can see, I'm chipping a stone." The man walked over to another mason and said, "What are you doing?" He answered, "I'm building a wall." The man walked over to a third mason and said, "What are you doing?" This mason answered, "I am building a cathedral."
Are you able to see what God is building from your life? Unfortunately, many of us become drowned in details and strangled by minutia, only seeing what is in front of us.
It is encouraging to me that Hebrews calls Jesus: “the Founder and Perfector of our Faith”, and because of this reality, we are to look to Him (Hebrews 12:2).
In our culture, it so common to have a specific plan for what we want to do, but the Bible focuses more on a person: Jesus.
In hard times, remember that Jesus started you on your journey, and He will help you finish.
One of satan’s strategies is to make you ignorant of God’s overall will for your life so that you will function out of a limited picture. In doing so, you can feel lost and wandering, without hope.
If you work out of such a picture, you will make bad decisions, get involved in the wrong things, and build the wrong kind of life.
God’s strategy is that you know His will. The beauty is that, from where we are seated, we can see little of our lives, but from where Jesus is seated, He can see everything.
Hebrews 11:27 says of Moses that “he persevered because he saw Him Who is invisible”.