Updated: Oct 4, 2018
Have you ever felt like you were just staring off into oblivion wondering if you could ever be a part of what God is doing?
Maybe you catch yourself fondly looking at someone else's life or ministry and think, "If I could ever just get past this obstacle in my life, then I will have the freedom to pursue my dream or my calling." The fact is, we will always have obstacles, distractions, or little foxes that will try and spoil the plan of God for our lives.
I believe now is time for you to step out of your comfort zone and begin forming the bridge that God wants you to build so that you can accomplish the task of which you know He has called you to complete. In this process though, it is important to remember that this "bridge building" may look different than what everyone else thinks or expects or even what you expect it to look like. I once heard a book author say, "If you ever watched me working in my office you might conclude that half the time all I did was stare out the window doing nothing, yet in reality my best work was done in those moments of intentional contemplation."
When an engineer is going to build a bridge, he doesn't just gather a bunch of materials and start slapping them together hoping it all comes together magically. There is an enormous amount of planning that goes into the project. He maps out the area, he measures and checks the integrity of the ground, and does extensive research on the best and most effective way to span the gap. But, WHY SPAN THE GAP? Building a bridge is most importantly done in order to help the ones using it. A bridge, unless someone crazy builds it, is not typically built to end up at a brick wall or lead you into a pit full of alligators. It's very purpose is to improve or add value in some way to the one using it.
Our ultimate purpose in life should be building bridges to Jesus. How can we make Jesus more accessible to people without Him? Each person's bridge will look different, but the planks should be made from God's Word which will always hold strong and weather any storm. May we get our hands full of splinters as we hammer the nails of our bridges and string the ropes of the Gospel to those in need.
Right now, God is teaching me that in order to "build my bridge" I need to rest in Him, so I can hear His voice in the still, small moments...those look out the window moments.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18