I remember in my teenage to young adult years, especially when I began to explore this world (definitely was not exploring my spiritual side), hearing my grandmother say to me, “LaKisha, only what you do for you God will last!” I would kind of smile and go on about my way. At that time I had started developing my own ideas of what my life was going to look like. I had my own vision for me, my own plan of what I was going to do and where I was going. I even had my own idea of who I was going to marry. Almost everything that I had designed, built, created and desired was selfish, it wasn’t for God’s glory it was for the glory of LaKisha.
As I got older I began to look for that scripture in the bible. It isn’t a scripture in the bible, but the truth behind it is a living principle and it comes from the divine words from God. But what it is suggest I found in 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, "10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire."
I had to begin to ask myself, what was I building on? Matthew 7:26, "But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand." The next part of this scriptures suggest what will happen next, when the wind blows and the rain falls against it, it will collapse. I could fully begin to understand why my Granny, said to me "Only what you do for God will last!" No relationship, no career, not me raising my kids, would last if that foundation was not established in Christ Jesus. The plans of LaKisha would fail but the plan of God would be established (see Proverbs 19:21).
Can I be honest I had to change my thinking? I had to understand God's plan for me, may not look like my plan. I had to humble myself and let God take my hand, after all He is the great shepherd (see Psalms 23). I had to change my prayers, take to heart what my grandmother was saying to me, that I was building on sinking sand. I remember asking my grandmother in latter years, "Granny, how come you haven't had a Word for me, or some message from God?" She said, "I guess you doing alright now?" I had figured out, that ONLY what you do for God will last!