Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. -Psalm 127:1
As humans, most of us strive so hard for perfection.
Feeling the need to be perfect, we stress over what we look like, what others think of us, our performance at work/school, our relationship with others and our many flaws and imperfections.
And by doing this, our gaze is sometimes set so low because all we can think about is “me, myself and I” when our gaze should be up and set on Christ. We obsess over having control over everything in our lives without realizing that what we have control over is pretty limited.
And when we finally fail because we will fail, when we run out of breath or when the weight that we’ve put on our self is now too much to bear, we realize that the little house of perfection we’ve been building all along is about to fall apart.
We are losing sleep and cannot rest. Unable to experience the peace that Christ has said to be ours because of the heavy burden of perfection that we carry around daily.
But when we make Christ the foundation of our life, we can be sure that anything built on Him will stand.
Yes, rain will pour and the storms of life will definitely come but the house built on a solid foundation will surely stand.
The bible says that Christ is the perfecter of our faith, He has authority over all things and He sustains all things by His power.
We cannot build a solid house on our own. But as long as we put our faith in Christ, surrendering, trusting and hoping fully in Him, God is willing to help us build our house.
Our job, school, family, reputation, and even our walk with Christ can only be kept and sustained by Him so we continue to look to Him, the beginning of all things. Trusting fully in Him that He will complete everything that He has started in our life.
By doing this, we can take off the heavy burden of perfection that we have put upon ourselves and put on the easy and light yoke of Christ.