The foundation we speak of is Jesus Christ for He is the rock and our believes, philosophies, strategies, core values and approches in carrying out the vision are the bricks. Now we see the certainty of this Rock in Rom 9:33 “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
Not Realising this truth, many have side lined their destinies by thinking they could lay another foundation apart from Christ which only leads and has indeed led many unto deaths and tragedies of many kinds. Others think they can lay their bricks apart from the foundation and make them much more important than He. My question to you is this; which side are you one? The God side of Grace or the law side of self righteousness(and self validation). For, by coming up with your own foundations and schemes, you wind up in a position exactly anti-God because you can’t serve God and Mammon (many people think mammon is all about money but it is not.
Mammon is anything that ‘Has’ you apart from God. Meaning, a persons mammon could be his/her car, or house, or business or an ideology he/she holds so dearly that God cannot correct him/her about. That means the idea has you , rather than you having it under control by the Spirit of God in you. Many people wonder why God is so set against Mammon specifically. The answer is simple, its because mammon directly sets you against God by nursing pride in you. For when a thing has you, you are no more humble towards God, to let Him lead you in that area, rather you are humble towards that things to obey it’s requirements and command and we all know the stance of God when it comes to pride. He resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. We see in Deut.8:11-15, 2Chron.26:15-16, (and many more scriptural references that time wouldn’t permit us to share now) God revealing the flaws of man when they allow things to have them- the end result is usually self destruction.
You see All things were made for man(including Angels Heb.1:13-14) and NOT man for things, thus once things begins to have man immediately prides sets in which makes him an enemy of God because there is nothing we had or have now or would ever have that didn’t first come from God to begin with. Thus the Spirit said through James:
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Do you want to have great grace poured out in your business, career, ministry or any of your endeavours? then build your foundation on Jesus Christ and be pleased to see the unusual happen to you and the everything you lay your hands to do because when you make Him your sure foundation, scriptures says that you would never be ashamed rather you would be pleased to see the unusual happen towards you. For Jesus himself would go to work for you himself Isaiah 64:4. Peter experienced the wonder of this when he made Jesus th foundation of his business.
First at Jesus word he plunged into the deep for a draught and it was a great caught for him but then as he kept following Jesus, from a small town fisher man, God made him a big time international ambassador to the nations of the earth though he was an illiterate Acts 1, Matt.4;18-19, Matt.16:18.