Psalm 127:1 says,
Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.
Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.
This verse stood out to me today. It was a reminder to not put my faith in flesh (Philippians 3:3) or what I can do. We can all do something. God has given us all gifts and abilities. Its what we do with them that matters. He can use us for great things with the things that He has given us.
But there is also something so important in realizing that if we were not here and if we weren’t doing these things, God would continue to do great things. While its important to use your gifts and abilities to glorify Him and tell others about Jesus in many different ways, don’t ever get into the habit of thinking that you’re the reason people are coming to know Jesus or are turning their lives around because of your gifts.
If they’re turning their lives around for you, thats not a good thing. It kind of defeats the purpose. They’re aiming to please you.
It should all be about Jesus and what He is doing here with us.
Someone once told me, “If you’re going to build someone a house, great! But make sure you also build one for them in Heaven!”
Make sure the “houses” that you are building have God in the center. What you do with your life can be awesome and you can do great things. But like this verse says, without God being the focus of what you’re doing, its worthless. Give it all back to Him and know that He is what holds it all together!
This is just a simple little reminder I had today and its something that I need to be reminded of everyday. Its not about me! Its all about God and what He is doing here in people’s hearts. I am only a tool to help build the Kingdom. God is doing the real work!