After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
There are two mindsets that people have. The first mindset is to maintain what you have, but the second mindset is to build. The first mindset leads to mediocrity and death, but the second mindset leads to greater success and blessings. The first mindset is easy at first but leads to emptiness in the end, but the second mindset is hard and laborious, but it ends in fulfillment of life.
God’s mindset was to build and to build again. God built Israel from nothing, but when He judged them because of sin, He chose to build again from the ruins that were left. When you look through the Scriptures, you will find that they are filled with builders. Abraham built a nation. David built a strong kingdom. Solomon built a temple. Ezra rebuilt the temple. Nehemiah rebuilt the wall. All of these and more were used because they were builders. However, those who chose to maintain are those who allowed demise to set in. Whichever mindset you choose does dictate your future. Let me teach you some principles about a building mindset.
First, building must be your mindset. Builders are always building no matter what they have built. One of my good friends who is now in Heaven, Bro. Jim Clemensen, was always building something in his ministry. Even when he was battling cancer in his final days, he always had a mindset to build something. Builders always have a mindset to build, and that mindset never stops no matter what stage of life they are in. Even when they have experienced great success, builders look at what more they can build because it is part of their mindset that God uses to do great things through them. You will never be used by God greatly if you don't have a building mindset.
Second, a building mindset never considers excuses. God said, I will build again the ruins. Maintainers look at the ruins and say it can't be done; while builders look at the ruins and say, I will build again. It matters not how bleak a situation looks; builders always believe they can build from what is handed to them. You can always find an excuse as to why you cannot build, or you can let what has been handed to you motivate you to build something great.
Third, a building mindset is a visionary mindset. You will always see that builders look well ahead at the next project, even while building the current one. A builder never considers stopping because their mindset is to build. If you ever lose a vision of what can be built, you will lose your drive and seek to maintain.
Fourth, a building mindset is self-motivating. The vision of a builder motivates them to start from where they are and build. A builder does not have to be stirred by others, but they stir themselves. The builder never lets the difficulty of building cause them to wait, but they let the difficulty become a challenge to take what they have and build something out of it.
Do you want God to use you? If you do, you must have a building mindset to build or build again, depending on what has been handed to you. You will never regret having a building mindset because that is where you will achieve great accomplishments in life for God. Being a builder is one of the great keys to living a fulfilling life.