Bricks, Wall, or Cathedral?

Seeing all the destruction of crumbled buildings in Haiti over the past week has many people asking the question, how do you rebuild the infrastructure?” A more important question is how do you rebuild a life?that seemingly is nothing but a pile rubble. For a building it’s a somewhat simple process to clear away broken concrete and twisted metal and start the construction process. It’s a lot more complicated to clear away an individual’s or nation’s mental and emotional debris and start again.

Here’s an interesting story…

A traveller comes upon three stonemasons. He asks each in turn: ‘What are you doing?’ The first answers, without hesitation, ‘I am cutting this stone.’ The second, who appears to be doing the identical job makes a gesture with his hand and says; ‘I am completing the wall.’ The third, again seems to be doing the same job slowly raises his eyes to the sky and says; ‘I am building a cathedral.’

When I think about various cathedrals around the world, I am impacted by their architectural beauty, ingenious design, amazing longevity, and spiritual significance. How does this relate to your life? A “cathedral life” is one that is faith-filled, flourishing, fruitful, fun, and fulfilled. Every life – no matter how broken, twisted, or flawed – has the potential to be a cathedral, even yours.

Your everyday experiences – good and bad – are like the bricks of your cathedral. Every brick has a purpose. As mundane or difficult or painful as they may seem, accumulated they serve a significant purpose in the grand scheme of your life.

Don’t get discouraged thinking that you’re just laying bricks. You’re building something spectacular!

Sweet dreams,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Dare to dream again in 2010!

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

2 Responses to Bricks, Wall, or Cathedral?

  1. Kenneth says:

    Wonderful insight.

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