When the Tower You’re Building Becomes the Tombstone of Your Success
About seven years ago, I set out to build my own business- a photography collective. I was convinced that it was God’s idea for me to build a business of my own, get rich, start a family and then do a lot of CSR projects. Well I was wrong.
Today, I was reading out of the story of the Tower of Babel and pondering on the question: “What must I do to become successful in building my tower?” And I’m sure everyone has asked that question in some way or another. Everyone wants to know how they can build a successful business, successful ministry, successful family or successful life.
As I was reading the story of the Tower of Babel, the Spirit of God reminded me of the time I first started out my first business and I couldn’t help but see such a similarity between my venture and Babel.
Everyone wants to know how they can build a successful business, successful ministry, successful family or successful life.
Just like the Tower of Babel, I had all intentions of finishing my project and I was building upwards and doing really well. But just like the people building that tower, I soon lost track of meaning and my language got all over the place. I ended up leaving a half-baked tower that stood as an embarrassment to my name.
We all probably don’t want to find ourselves in this spot when building our towers, businesses, ministries or families. So what can we learn from the story of the Tower of Babel?