For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 3:11
We’ve seen it time and time again. Areas of our country, regions around the world, neighborhoods and cities are devastated by a disaster so massive that the people who live there are left with no other choice than to give up or rebuild. They can either abandon all of their hopes and dreams, all that they have worked so hard for…or make a choice to pick up the pieces and continue building their legacy.
Rebuilding is not easy, not for the faint of heart. It takes courage to admit that what you have is beyond repair, and starting over is the only option. Rebuilding takes courage when you announce to the disaster that tried to destroy you, “I’m still here, and I’m not giving up!”
Rebuilding sometimes requires a willingness to admit the mistakes of your past, a moment to re-assess the direction you are heading in, while holding yourself accountable for the new course that you are embarking upon.
Right now, there is a devastating and disastrous storm raging in our modern culture. This storm is comprised of an extreme brand of selfishness that is destroying our family units, focusing on “it’s all about ME and what makes ME feel good.” It’s a storm that is ripping apart relationships, causing people to abandon their long-held hopes and dreams, fragmenting lives in a deluge of deception and empty promises.
This storm has an element of greed that has the everyday citizen struggling to care for their children and their grandchildren. Greed has consumed our nation. A hurricane of hostility has saturated our media outlets and is pitting strangers against each other over pointless issues. It’s a flood of perversion that has chosen to defend the gender and the politically correct, rather than protect the innocent.
It reminds us of Psalms 11:3 that poses the question, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
The foundation of the church is being destroyed. The foundation of the family is being destroyed, and most certainly the foundation of our nation is slipping away with every passing day. The hour has come to have the courage to confess…it’s time to rebuild! It’s time to rebuild the church. It’s time to rebuild the family. And it’s time to rebuild our nation! It’s time to return to the foundations of our forefathers and to remember that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it, (Psalm 127:1).
Maybe your life is in ruins today. What you tried to build for yourself and your family has been destroyed. Guess what? It’s time to rebuild. One word at a time, one day at a time…with God’s help, you can always overcome evil with good. If you have gotten off of the track God had set for you…call upon His mighty name today and admit that you are a sinner saved by grace. Admit that you need to enter a season of rebuilding…and then DO IT!
Will it take work to rebuild? Absolutely! Will it take sacrifice? Without question! But with God, ALL things are possible to those who believe. And it needs to start today. Don’t put it off. God has blessings just waiting for you that you don’t want to miss out on. Take the first step to rebuilding your life today.
We can change our homes, our churches, our schools, our very nation…one heart and one home at a time. We can change by serving the Lord with gladness. Joshua 24:15 tells us, “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Who will you choose?
Gather around your dinner table at night and lift up a sacrifice unto God, a sacrifice of praise, a sacrifice of thanksgiving. Let your children know that they are blessed and called by God for a specific purpose. Begin to instill in each of them God’s love, praying blessings over them. Begin to inject purpose in this time of your day, and rebuild that part of your family life that is shredded due to the tragedies of this life.
YES! We all have them. We all face dark seasons. Don’t give up the fight! Don’t let the enemy conquer you. Don’t place your dreams on the back burner. Rise up and know that you were called according to God’s purposes. No one else can complete the divine assignment that God has for you on this earth.
If you have walked away from your first love, there is no shame in admitting temporary defeat…and beginning to rebuild.
We must rebuild our families so that we can take this nation back to one nation under God. We must come into a time of humility before the King, that He might use us for His glory like never before.
Church, it is time to rebuild!