Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
We are all building a life. We are all in different seasons. Some of us are starting college; others are at the height of their careers, some of us are just starting. Some of us are starting to grow a family, and other kids have just grown to the age of leaving their home to start their lives.
I don’t know what season you are in, but every step of the way, God is the architect of your life. He is building your house. But we need to be cautious not to take every single opportunity that arises. We need to know when it’s a God’s door and when it’s not.
This verse really stuck out for me. It’s a principle I like to remind myself of pretty often. If God doesn’t build the house, the builders labor in vain… aka if God didn’t ask you to go through that door, or build that dream, all of your hard work has been for nothing.
Think about it.
If God has put something inside your heart, but you choose not to do it because “it will never work” or “that’s too hard” or “it’s going to take too long,” and instead you do something completely different – something that was not meant for you – you are wasting your time.
You were born for such a time as this. God has plans for you. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.” We have to trust Him and the house He is building for us. We just have to be obedient and build the house with him.
With every step we take, I pray we lean closer to Him so that he can guide our every move.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for building our houses. Give us the guidance and the clarity to know the difference between situations and opportunities that arise. I pray we always know which door is our God’s door, and I pray we are not afraid to fully step into all that you have for us. May our works never be in vain. We honor you; we love you. It is in your Holy Name that we pray, Amen!