In many ways, growing up building our lives is a lot like building a house. When we are young, our parents help to set the foundation by instilling values and beliefs in us, and as we grow up, we make choices that become continue to build up our house.
But as you continue to get older, not only will you literally move out of your parents house one day, you will also be responsible for setting your own foundation in your life. All of a sudden, all of our choices are entirely up to us. What do I want to believe in? Who do I want to be? What freedom!!!
The trouble is, many set off into this new phase of life without laying that same strong foundation that their parents once laid for them. Many get so excited by the endless possibilities and freedom that they don't worry about building a strong foundation for their lives. But when the "river" comes crashing in, those problems and adversities that we all eventually face, those people find it very hard to cope because they have no foundation.
So, the question is this: where is your foundation? As you continue to grow and mature, and continue to be responsible for your own choices, what will your foundation be? Jesus makes it clear that HE is our foundation. If we build our lives on him and his teachings, then we will endure the trials, the moments that the river of adversity threatens to destroy the house that we have worked so hard to build. But if we don't build our lives on Christ, if we don't have that strong foundation, then our house crumbles when the river comes.
The choice is yours- you have the tools, and are responsible for building the house of our own life. Where is your foundation? WHO is your foundation?