Building life is just like structuring a building. You want to build it so it could withstand from generation to generation. When you are dead on gone, your building (life) should still be function and operating as normal. This is why the scripture says that you should never consume all inheritance; leave some for you children’s children, meaning your grand children.

Proverbs 17:6, Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children. (NLT)

The grand children are the one who should gain the most of what you do in life. If you look at life in a long term sense, you could never go wrong.

Here is an explanation: Your grand children are you children’s children. You are the grandchild of your mother’s parent. Your mother is the grand child of her parent’s parent. In others, every person mention in this statement is a grand child, and will receive the crowning glory. The object is to think towards the future and build on it. Here is an example: According to Hebrews 11:1, Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (NLT)

When you building any project, weather family life or otherwise, you must build with the mindset of what’s going to happen. You must see the future result in your mind while you continued building. In other words, you present occurrence is not the focus of your intention. What ever happened while you building in not a problem, because you goal is towards the finish project. So what you do is take that hope, which is call faith, and use it to give that assurance that your project is already finish. What you doing is just going through the procedure. In the end, you will have what it takes to allow you to leave something towards you grand children.

Proverbs 13:22, A good man leaves an inheritance (of moral stability and goodness) to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner (finds its way eventually) into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up (APB)

The object is to build to last, in other words, build constructively. Develop and maintain an attitude to build a better life for you and your family. So in the future, you wouldn’t be questioning if life is really what you make it to be. This may sound repeatedly to you, but here it is again, life is really what you make it to be.

Here are some things that you should remember in life. A good job does not guaranty you happiness, you could have all your bills paid on time, your closet is full with the latest style of clothes and multitude of shoes, and still be the unhappiest person in the world. If you don’t have life principles routed and grounded in your life, you would always be questioning if life is really what you make it to be.
Education is very important and should be place at the top of your list of priorities. Knowledge in power, according to the Bible, lack of knowledge will result in being perished. A good and secured job is also a blessing to have, but the principles of life will help you maintain a life standard that no job or education could give you.

Just a though: If you fall short of what you indented to do, and you have to start all over again, could you make a comeback? Okay: If your feeling was heart so bad that it make you weep, would you isolate yourself to a place that no one should talk to you. If one of your coworker or employee say something to you that makes you feel shame and degraded, what would be your respond?

Just as a building could never maintain its solidness for any length of time without the foundation being rock solid, your life will never stand when pressure arrives if you don’t have foundational principles.

Moral stability and goodness should be a standard lifestyle for your everyday living. Having a mental or psychological firmness will give you the ability to withstand any difficulties you encounter in your life. The strategy begins with God’s wisdom. You must respect and appreciate who God is. Reverence and awe in recognizing the almighty God. This is the solidest base you could ever have when building you life for you and your family. Then you require moral application, which is trusting in God and his word, allowing his word to speak to you personally, and most of all, willing to obey. What you doing are setting the stage for success without failure.

Another thing that you require in you foundational life building is practical application, which means acting on God’s direction in daily devotions. Whatever you put into you heart, will be that thing which comes out from your mouth. According to Proverbs 4:23, “you should keep your hart with all diligence, because whatever comes out from it is the issues of life”. (KJV) This is why you must devote a daily practice of feeding yourself with God’s word.

If you use a quality of integrity in you foundational building, I guaranty you will stand to see the result, and you will experience what God’s does with your obedience. When you put these principles into you life the Bible says, according to Luke.

Luke 6:47-48 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, which dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. (NIV)

Have you ever been through a storm or a hurricane? Some places have tornadoes and even earth wakes. All these things have the potential of wrecking disaster in a person’s life. As great the damage these storms could cause in you life, dishonesty and lies is as equal when it comes to causing pain to another person.

However, pain is a temporal thing if foundational principles are applied. For example, situation and circumstance is a part of our everyday life. According to the Bible, “tomorrow is not promise to anyone. No one knows what will happen on the next day”. We may speculate and make our own suggestions, bur the real truth is only God’s knows everything. All we could do is live our lives the best way we know how, and that is with good and Godly principles. Principles are the real foundation for building a solid and prosper life.

Carl Mathis author of "Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward
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