When the bridge is washed out
Bridges are very important in our journey, but what should we do when the bridge is washed out.
All of us have value to offer the world, and as such, one thing that resonates more clearly to me today than ever before is that we can’t change people, we can only love them. Offer what we know to be truth as we have come to know it. But it is up to God and that person to receive the experience.
Leaders often have a mindset that everyone should simply take hold of what they say and believe that it is so. A fault that not only hurts themselves, but others they are imparting their “truth” too. The result can end up that our personal mission is stalled–suddenly we are facing a bridge that has been washed out.
We cannot stop there or try and cross it while the waters rage, or we face the danger of ending up in the rapid waters below. We could drown in the after effect of such a risky venture.
When we come to the bridge, we should watch, listen and endure the affliction while seeking a safe pathway across the stormy seas. God can speak to us in the storm and bring peace. He will light the pathway through His word to help us across the bridge to safety.
When my end comes, I want it to be said of me: “I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith… Not simply that I fought.
Keep your eye on the prize and don’t let the bridge that is temporarily washed out thwart your mission in life and steal your joy.
~see you ’round the pathScripture reference: 2 Tim 4:6-8 (KJV). Photo: www.creativecommons.com|flickr.com|arthame Christianity, Journals and Diaries, Motivation, Spirituality, Uncategorized