1 Corinthians 3:10-13b
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wiser builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.
Whether it is a house or a relationship, a solid foundation dictates the outcome of the structure when an adverse situation arises. Likewise, what you choose to build on that foundation determines how quickly it may tumble. As the scripture reads, the foundation of Christ has already been laid for us, and during our happy moments we tend to build with bricks of hope, love, strength, peace, and resilience. Often times, we think those positive bricks are not enough to look beyond the circumstances of life, so we try to rebuild on the same solid foundation using wood of envy, hate, gluttony, jealously, and insecurity. When we build on our foundation these negative attributes, we become lost and quickly forget the foundation on which we stand. As you enter into this new season in your life, I encourage you to analyze the materials on your foundation. Ask yourself if you are currently using bricks that keep you standing in the time of need, or wood that rots and becomes evil in the face of adversity?