Will you choose the rock or the sand? This is a very intentional question that will determine the course of your life from this point forward. The most tricky part about being a child of God is free will and the ability to be tested. Free will gets us in some sticky situations and at times can seem like the end of God’s grace. The ability to be tested coincides with free will thus making a recipe for worry.
We are human and we have the ability to make choices, which means we can choose to walk in line with what God wants for us or to deviate with or without temptation. It’s sort of like sticking to a diet. Do you think of the goodness of kale and all it’s done for you when a pipping hot Maple Bacon Donut from Duck Donuts is in your face? Or do you throw Kale out the window and give into the craving. This is the struggle. Sometimes you may fall for the Donuts other times you may walk away proudly yelling “Kale is good all the time and all the time Kale is good.” The dilemma is the consistency.
How do I consistently run to Kale and leave my Donut craving spirit in the wind? How do I consistently trust that the Kale is working even if I haven’t lost a pound? The answer is to trust the foundation. If you have built a strong foundation of meal prep and work out routines then when you haven’t shed a pound you have faith that you may be shedding inches. A strong foundation is the key to withstanding anything, including temptation.
Matthew 7: 24-25 reads:
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”
Basically with God as our foundation nothing can shake us. No matter how big the storm (or the Donut) God is always there to keep us grounded and to bring us back even when we have gone astray. Without a solid foundation you cannot reach higher in God because there will be nothing to catch you when you fall. Everyone need a safe house, a place to go when the world is crumbling down around you. This can be prayer, reading of scripture, talking to God, writing to God, going to church, anything. All these things serve as our basis for our spiritual walk. Without our Rock, our lord and savior Jesus Christ we have no base, Without the word, we have no guidance.
The word serves as a beacon to bring us back to our safe house and to remind us to build on the rock not on the sand. For anything built on sand will wash away with the storms. (and possibly result in you scarfing down a dozen donuts)