Foundations are interesting things. If you look at most houses, you really do not have any idea of what type of foundation the builders used. Different countries and areas within each country have building techniques. Town fathers often establish the techniques by taking into account the type of terrain, weather, and house normally built. People are comfortable, there is history to suggest that houses do not fail with this type of approach; besides, they pass inspection!
I live in a house where I have no idea of what type of foundation is used. I probably should know, but do not, and probably should care, but do not. I assume that my foundation is the same as the houses around me. People living in them do not seem to know or worry about this level of detail, so why should I? I continue to live in my house on the assumption that everybody would know the important things in life. The premise continues; if we had common issues, we would all begin to deal with them, right?
One can focus on what is wrong, driving home the comparison of what could happen (bad) and what things are like compared when (negatively) compared to something else (better). Opportunities suggest simply that things could be better! Rather than look back, opportunities look forward! Issues consider my past; opportunities look at what I will be!
I wonder if I ever think about where and on what my foundation is resting. Do I deal with the problems at hand, strengthening my reliance on self and my abilities to get out of the mess all around me, or do I look for something better? Is life a business contract that I should renegotiate at regular intervals?
God approach is different. “A contract drawn up by a hard-nosed lawyer and with plenty of fine printer only makes sure that you will never be able to collect. But if there is no contract in the first place, simple a promise – and God’s promise at that – you can’t break it.” (Romans 4.14,15)
A new foundation.