The Build

Something unique crossed my mind this morning as I began to seek the Lord. The word “structure” and a beautiful building came into view in my heart. As I wondered if this is something He wants me to meditate on, thoughts began to piece together…brick by brick.

I do not profess to be an expert in or at all knowledgeable in the construction arena. I do believe, however, that it isn’t the crew who does the designing. I doubt that a group comes together—each with his own ideas of how the structure should end up—and they just improvise and build what seems best in their eyes. I’m thinking that would be a mess.

I am not the architect of my life. I didn’t create the design; I didn’t lay it out with perfect details in mind. But Someone did. A master Designer thought of every single minute detail and drew up the plans of my life. Who am I to come in with my power tools and improvise?

We are fearfully and wonderfully made! We have been given the materials to come together as our Lord planned. Why don’t we just follow His blueprints? Why do we try and build what seems best to us? Sometimes we may possibly be stubborn (very possibly in my case), but sometimes I think it is because we don’t know what He wants.

He withholds no good thing from him whose walk is blameless. He wants us to follow His plan. It is His will that we conform to the image of Christ. I don’t think He would withhold the means to accomplish His purpose if we are truly seeking Him. Are we truly seeking Him? Do we really want to know His plans? I don’t want to do what I want and then just plead ignorance. Lord, show me what You desire, and please enable and equip me to flesh it out. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Hebrews 11:10

Hebrews 3:3-6

1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Psalm 139

Psalm 84:11

Romans 8:29

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