The House You Build


A wealthy man’s foreman had been a great worker. One day, the man told his foreman that he was going on a lengthy vacation. He said, “Build a great house while I am gone. Spare no expense on materials and construction. I will be back in six months, and when I return, I’ll want the keys to the house.”

The foreman started building the house, but soon realized that if he used substandard materials he could pocket the extra money. So that is what he did. The house was second rate because it was built with second rate materials.

When the wealthy man returned, he asked for the keys to the house.

“Did you build me a great house?” he asked.

“Yes,” replied the foreman.

“Did you use the finest materials?”

“Yes,” he said.

Then his boss said, “Great, because this house is for you,” and he handed him the keys.

Think about the house you are building. And remember, the house you build today is the house you will have to live in tomorrow.

Your house is built on character, daily choices, and discipline. If you build with the wrong materials, your dream house will become your worst nightmare.

Solomon said, “Desire without knowledge is not good; how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” (Proverbs 19:2).


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