“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 the house, but it did not fall because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” – (Matthew 7:24-29 ESV)
Those of us that failed to lay the proper foundation at the beginning of our life in the Spirit, are graciously given opportunities to rebuild. At least that has been my experience. When the storms and floods came against me as a young person – my foundation was severely damaged.
Some of us started our spiritual life trusting Jesus and seeing the futility of a life without God. But as life got harder, we bailed out on Him for a season.
But fear not! If you really belong to God he will draw you back to Himself.
How do we rebuild on the proper foundation? Turn to God in prayer, confessing our inability to live life apart from his saving and empowering grace. Acknowledge the fact that we have made other things in our lives, functional saviors. And make meditation on scripture a priority, with the intention to obey what we learn. It’s also important to find a community of believers to experience life in the Spirit together.
We were created in the image of God, but born into this world spiritually dead. We need spiritual rebirth,(John 3:16) but that is only the beginning of our life in Christ. We are presently on a journey, and growth is a process. So, consider going back to revisit the foundation, did you really trust in Jesus to rule your life? If not, consider starting over, and remember opposition in life is for the purpose for spiritual growth, and to help others on their journey.