Proverbs 24 verse 3 teaches, “Wise people are builders”.
Through wisdom a house, life, home, family, and business is built and established. Layer by layer your life is laid, and through professional work habits you prevent poverty taking up residence as your permanent business partner.
The small but fierce epistle of Jude urges you to pray in a manner that impacts every area of life:
“But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20 AMP)
Prayer and practice work hand in hand so your legacy is built to last. Jesus is your business partner, you family counsellor, your spiritual leader, and life coach, all rolled into one.
He is the wisdom of God.
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV)
Taking time to press into God’s presence and listen to His direction is the wisest use of time any man or woman can offer, and regular prayer is the best business decision you’ll ever undertake.
The internet hustles people to pant for things that never satisfy. It’s all about faster, bigger, cheaper, easier. The whole thing is built on the beach. You are called to take higher ground, digging deep into the Rock and establishing your life in a way that can rise like and edifice and never be toppled.
Your legacy stretches beyond this life, and while you build here on earth, a residence is being built in Heaven for your occupation. You span two realms, the spiritual and the natural, the eternal and the temporal. Your actions here on earth can be informed by that never-ending reality. Instead of chasing the wind, you can shut out the noise and listen carefully to the Voice of God inside you.
He, the Spirit of wisdom Himself, will direct your steps.
Building sound habits and diligent actions into your daily routine is the key to building. Like a brick in your edifice, each day is another opportunity to lay another stone, establishing further the legacy you will leave.
Don’t be negligent, and catch yourself when you excuse any form of laziness. As a leader your first port of call is your own doorstep. Lead yourself first before leading others. Take inventory of your time, and wisely consider your days.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12 KJV)
Or as the NLT puts it:
“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” (Psalms 90:12 NLT)
Make passionate prayer, and diligent practical habits, part of your routine. Don’t shy away from change, and embrace diligence and discipline as friendly partners in your endeavours.
Your life is being built on a daily basis.
As you build yourself, you’ll naturally then also be equipped and anointed to build others.