When I was a little girl I remember watching my daddy, who was a builder, get out his level and carefully place it against the smooth, cold edge of the freshly dried concrete. His mouth which was typically turned down in a bit of a frown would ever-so-slightly curve up as the level’s little bubble centered in its pool of water.
He would give his head a slight nod of approval and proceed to check the rest of the foundation to ensure everything built from that point on would be straight, and strong, and true.
If life it’s easy to neglect foundations. No one ever really sees them. They’re not beautifully ornate like hand-carved casings or staircases. They’re not meticulously decorated like the walls we brush our hands on as we move through our home. They’re not adorned with expensive tile or carefully crafted like dramatic archways.
It’s easy to throw it together and get on to the “good stuff”.
However, just like in the parable of the two builders in Matthew 7:24-27 the foundation is what holds everything together when the rains come. 25 “Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
In life and in your business, if you’re not building on a firm foundation, you’re like a house built on sand – sister, the storms are going to tear you down.
In life our bedrock is Jesus. Ephesians 2:19-22 tells us, 19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Find courage, strength, and endurance in the fact that your foundation, your cornerstone is living God. The one true God who knows every hair on your head, knit you together in your mother’s womb, knew all you would be and all you would do and all you would dream — the one who loves you so much He gave His life for you so you could forever be in His glorious, radiant presence. And isn’t just wonderful that our cornerstone, our foundation was a carpenter, taught by his earthly father who was a carpenter, AND the son of the almighty God who himself built the very foundations of the world?!
Even In your business, Jesus should be the foundation. His living word, the Bible, is our roadmap for life and living it to the fullest. So many lessons in the bible speak into our businesses because Jesus knew each of you would be living your calling and would need his ever-present wisdom, grace, and love.
I encourage you, dear sister, if you don’t already have Jesus as the cornerstone & foundation of your business, ask Him to be today! He’s waiting for you!
To learn more about building a strong foundation in your business and deeply understanding everything you need to know about setting up your business for success, you can check out my foundation training here.
Business Performance Coach, AC Marketing Consulting