What Is Your Foundation For The New Year?
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What Is Your Foundation for the New Year?

At the beginning of every year there are people that start out on the right path. Then there are those that begin to sink before they even get out of the gate. I could write for days on the reasons that there is a difference between the two, but I want to really focus on the biggest issue of all.

Henry David Thoreau reminds us that “for every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the roots.” He meant that the foundation is the important thing, but that few people actually look to secure it. The foundation is the biggest issue of any transformation we want to achieve.

What Are You Standing On?

What is your foundation placed upon? We learn a powerful lesson in Psalm 1:3 from the Bible. We learn that a person that loves God, delights in His law (or word) and meditates on it day and night is blessed. We also learn that this “person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.”

Another lesson we learn is that “whatever they do prospers.” So I ask again what you are standing on...In this new year we all have the opportunity to make sure that we have our footing placed firmly on the foundation of God. His is the only foundation that will not falter. We cannot lose our footing because God “enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip (Psalm 18:36 NKJV).”

The foundation should be the focus so that we can start out the year the right way.

House Built On Sand

Imagine Bill Gates calls you on the phone and wants to build you a house for the new year. What?!*# After you jump up and down for awhile, he asks you where you want to build it. You tell him you always wanted to live on the beach. So he agrees to do this free of charge and when you get to the house you realize that it’s built on a big pile of sand.

What’s your first reaction? Well, I’m guessing you might be a little sad because you know the house won’t last very long because your brand new multi-million dollar house is built on something unstable and unsafe. You wouldn't want to live in something that could cave in at any minute, no matter how pretty or expensive it is.

Yet we treat our resolutions, lives and goals just like that. Many times we plop everything down without making sure the foundation is safe. It's just like camping in Florida..it can be very interesting...

When I lived in Florida I went camping with my friends….on the beach. This is typically a fun time, but not this trip. We decided that we didn't need tents because it was summertime and the evenings stayed pretty warm. We laid our blankets on the ground and all laid down to look at the stars.

All of the sudden my friends that were 2 blankets down start screaming and jump to their feet. They start patting at their clothes like they were being attacked by something….they were being attacked by ants! They had placed their big old blanket on an ant hill on the beach. They hadn't tried to pay attention to the area they were putting their blanket on and it ended with some ants.

It’s a funny story (now) and I’m glad it wasn't me, but it proves the point about the power of knowing what you are building on.

A Strong Foundation

We all have an opportunity to create a strong foundation for the new year. The goals we have and the things we want to accomplish mean nothing if we don’t place them upon something strong enough to hold them. This is the perfect time for you to figure out what is strong enough to withstand being built on. 1 Corinthians 3:11 says, “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (NKJV)”

In Matthew 7:24, Jesus says, “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” I think it’s pretty clear that Jesus Christ is my foundation. I encourage you to find the foundation that is going to give you everything that you need.

Here’s what a strong foundation will give you:

1. Safety

2. Strength

3. Shelter

4. Serenity

5. Support

6. Stability

7. Security

I have only seen One foundation that will give you all of this and more. I have been talking about Him this whole time :-) Please take the time to go through your goals and dreams for the next year. Make sure that you choose a foundation that is going to be stable enough for the entire year.

This is our opportunity to have a year that brings us closer to our ultimate goals. Don’t let your foundation dictate how close you get. Make sure that it gives you the greatest ability to build and grow.

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