Building a skyscraper would require much more labor than building a bungalow. To build a skyscraper you would need materials such as steel for the framework, and concrete for the foundations. Some skyscrapers are also built a certain way in earthquake prone areas. A well-planned and tested design, when combined with the right materials, can keep a building intact through all sorts of shakes, storms and quakes.
On the other hand, to build a bungalow you would probably use wood and nails and it would not require a concrete foundations which would make it vulnerable to storms.
If the Lord is requiring more from you than other Christians, it is most likely because He is digging a deeper and stronger foundation because He has bigger plans for your life or ministry!
The Lord says:
“I am calling you to be strong, immovable, and unshakable. I am looking for those who are not easily moved and swayed by tests, trials or the world’s systems. Many of you are required to go the extra mile, and those of you who are called to be ruler over much requires a stronger and deeper foundation.
For this very reason, you are called to live by a higher standard. Just as a tree must sway back and forth in high winds to avoid snapping, a skyscraper must do the same. You must live up to a higher expectation and walk in a manner worthy of the calling that I have placed on your life.
Allow Me to remove those things that are hindering you from growth, and those people who are deterring you from all that I have called you to do. Align yourself with My will and refuse to get entangled with anything that will destroy your life and discredit your name. Those who have strength and determination will go higher. Those who dig deeper will have a stronger foundation. Those who are steadfast are those who are building with precision.
Stay steadfast in My word so that the process will not be hindered. Stay in an attitude of prayer to be strengthened. Just as the tallest buildings in the world, I have designed you to withstand the shaking that is experienced during difficult times. Allow Me as the master architect to create a structure that will not be easily broken or cracked under pressure. Allow Me to build your foundation in accordance to My word.
Live your life in sync with My plans. Do not see yourself as inadequate or weak because I called you to be a strong tower. Don’t think that you are incompetent of being used by Me, but continue to pursue what I have placed in your heart to do.
I am not seeking the wise according to the flesh. I am not seeking those who are noble according to the world’s standards. I will open new doors for you in the coming months that will be effective in what you have been created to do.
Don’t feel overwhelmed with responsibilities but allow Me to lead you one step at a time. My plan for your life will continue to progress as you prove your ability to endure”
says the Lord.
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great”
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called” 1 Corinthians 1:25-26.
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 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. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 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. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire” 1 Corinthians 3:9-15.