No matter your profession, background, race or creed, in order for so you to work in a job or particular skill, there has to be a foundation. You can not go to Wall Street and trade securities if you do not have a foundation on how the security industries works. You need to be licensed. You can not build a house on the water and expect it not to sink if you do not have the knowledge on how to build a house properly over water.
In our Christian walk we too need to have a foundation. Let’s look at Luke 4:48-49.
Luke 4:48-49 (King James Version) 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Our Christian foundation is the word of God. In the beginning was the word and was God and was with God (John 1:1). In order to be successful in our Christian walk, we have to study. The bible says my people parish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Strive to be like the man who built his house with the proper foundation and you will succeed.
Use this principle for every area of you life, not just your Christian walk.