I have recently had a revelation… I am a kingdom builder.
Each day I mold a new stone, shiny and smooth, made of the same materials as bone.
Each day I work to mix the wet with the dry. Each day I savor the hard work I sigh.
I trust I’m building up and I trust it’s all for good. I trust that the masonry l’m learning is what I should.
I’ve left foundation after another behind me so broken. Stone pieces so scattered; just temporary tokens.
My new kingdom is a smaller but different work of art. I’ll never start over again, the bricks will never come apart. Wherever I travel I won’t start over new. The brick and the mortar of my saved soul is held with new glue.
I’m building a kingdom, this time on a stone.
It’s different this time because I’m not building alone.
I used to think it was easy to carry it all myself.
I’d keep the bricks in my closet and the cement on my shelf.
I kept the trowel in the bottom drawer and the level in my pocket.
I stored extra sets of wheels whose teeth were worn on every sprocket.
I was afraid to let go of the old and begin to trust the new.
I stored up materials for centuries, until I ran into You.
“Give it all to me, dear one, and put your hand on the plow. Your kingdom work has just begun, and this time has eternal value.”
In me a sense of wisdom grew, that came from an outside source.
I trust I am working for good, without feeling regret or remorse.
Each day my fruit doesn’t always bear an obvious new rendition.
But focusing on my one true goal gifted me with ambition.
My work is adding up, I didn’t leave any ashes behind me.
The future landscape is endless. And I have all of eternity. What I don’t finish today, I can always do tomorrow. Each moment is a gift, I give thanks and have no room for sorrow.
And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.’
Are your daily decisions contributing to building an everlasting kingdom? Or do their results go up in smoke at the end of each day?
Love xo V <3