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Here is the Daily Dose for Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1
I have been a part of a lot of building projects in my lifetime. I have been involved with the building of high rise buildings, dormitories, churches, homes, and everything in between. I have seen it from all sides. I’ve been on the buying side, the selling side, the finance side, and the owner’s side. What I have found is no matter what side you are on, there are a lot of moving pieces. There are financial pieces to watch, legal and regulatory pieces to manage, people pieces to massage, and all manner of details that have to be planned, adhered to, and completed to build something correctly. With all of the moving pieces, there is one person charged with watching all of it, the general contractor.
The general contractor is the person charged with making sure all of the pieces come together. The general contractor has to know and understand the plans, know what everything is supposed to look like when it is done, and interface with all of the people in each of the moving pieces. The general contractor has to know the plans, the financing, understand the legal and regulatory issues, keep the owner happy, and hire all the sub-contractors that will be used to make the project complete. It is the general contractor who signs every document, processes every check, works with all the personnel, and ultimately is the person whose name is on the line for the success or failure of the project.
Friends, your life will rise and fall on the quality of your general contractor. Too many times, we think we can be our own general contractor. We are under the impression that we can do the design, know that needs to be done, get our own financing, attract the right people, and then manage all the moving pieces of our lives ourselves. We assume that with enough hustle and enough ambition, we can make it all work. The problem is, that isn’t your job. When you are trying to do all the jobs, you will be up all night working and never make any headway because you can’t do it all. You need a general contractor if you are ever going to get the job done. Allow me to recommend the Lord as your general contractor. He sees everything, knows everything, and can do everything. He can handle the finances, the regulations, and send all the personnel you need to build the life you want. So take a step back and hand it over to the general contractor, that way you can finally get the job done.