“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (Psa 127:1)

There are many ways you can approach a problem, opportunity, or project, but when you boil it all down, there are only really two: your way or God’s way. There is a war in our flesh between the pull of the old nature, independent, proud, and rebellious, and the new nature, anointed and motivated by God.

If we proceed in our own strength, then we alone are responsible for the outcome, and God has to stay on the sidelines. If we do it His way, then He will build a strong foundation, bring lasting fruit, and protect what is His.

At the end of your life, all you did in your own strength will be burned up and all you did in God’s plan in His way will go with you into eternity. Now that’s worth thinking about.

Quick Prayer: Help me to do it Your way, Lord. Amen.