This week, let’s build a bridge.
This will help ourselves and allow us to help others get to their destination.
The challenge this week is to reflect on the destination. Don’t overthink this one. Who do you need to build a bridge to or for?
The bridge does not need an architect, engineer or contractor to build; what this bridge takes is patience, a forgiving heart and willingness to get a little messy. When we build a bridge of this magnitude our heart must be in the right place. This is what will be tested, and being misunderstood is a great possibility. Knowing this, we can save the bridge from collapsing before it’s complete. Many times people walk away because of being misunderstood and are often not willing to persevere through the emotion of it. We are different. We will do what ever it takes.
Here’s some ideas to help complete this project:
a plan - What are you going to do? How are you going to start? Who can you get to help you and keep you accountable?
time - Are you willing to invest the time needed to complete this project? Remember, you may be ready to cross the bridge however the others may need some time to see if this bridge is able to hold them up.
a mirror - What reflection do you see? Most likely, it’s someone who is not perfect but in progress and everyday getting better, stronger and healthier. The mirror will be a reminder that as we build the bridge we are just as much in need to cross that bridge as the one we are building it for.
May we be filled with courage, peace and joy as we begin this project, and even if the work goes unnoticed, may those we desire to help find hope and healing.
Verse of the week:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirt.