Some of us in life are meant to build and some of us, our role is to dig the foundation for those who will come after us. Often you find in the Bible that one generation digs while the next generation builds. Moses built the foundation while Joshua built the building. David established the kingdom while Solomon built the temple on the kingdom that David established. Isaac dug wells while his son Jacob laid the foundation of the entire nation.
The disciples of Jesus established the physical church, while Apostle Paul helped sustain it with knowledge of the Gospel. And who is Jesus? Jesus is the living Word who established us all and set our feet on solid ground.
We all have a role, a legacy. We all have specific roles in this life because we are all the body. The hand shakes hands with a person, but it's the feet that brings them to the person to shake hands with. We usually have conflict with these two idealistic figures in our lives. Some of us may want to build when we haven't dug a foundation yet; this takes patience and understanding. Some of us discover the foundation that we are on and must start building. Some of us find a project already in works and our job is to help dig the foundation. Some of us are helping someone else build the structure because the foundation is already set. Sounds good. These are all very noble and worthy tasks. Use your gut to understand the difference and your role in the big picture.
*Note: There is a time to tear down and a time to rebuild. Read about Noah and Sampson who were interestingly instrumental in God's tearing down projects. Abraham witnesses a tearing down project (Genesis 22:4). To see a rebuilding project, see the book of Nehemiah. Revelations describes the ultimate tearing down and rebuilding to prepare for (also read Luke 17:20-30). I can hear our Lord saying to all of us though today: KEEP DIGGING because there is much work to do!
God bless you as you go and do his work today! : )
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.