I am not one for burning bridges on purpose. There have been bridges burned unintentionally by ignorance or lack of communication, however, and I am sorry for those and have forgiven myself and worked harder at not doing so again. There have been plenty of bridges burned by others and I have long since forgiven them, of course (forgiveness is an offering to God). And there have been plenty of bridges I have rebuilt. It seems in life that God has blessed me with restoring these bridges of connection to people I did not like much the first go round and He calls me to rebuild the bridge I would rather have walked away from and it became a beautiful thing. And here is the thing. We are all God’s children and every good Father (as God is the best) wants His children to love each other and get along and work well together. All have something beautiful or seemingly uneventful to bring to the household and together, God sees the possibility of immense greatness of His beautiful glory shining brightly through and from it. When people do right and maintain or rebuild connection, nothing on earth compares to it. Rebuild a bridge in your life today. It is worth the effort. ❤
Some people burn them, some walk across them, some like to stand on them and look both directions, some may even get on and forget why they did. But bridges are always a transition. And when you journey down the road of life long enough, you will have to cross one sooner or later. Some people in turbulent water country have to cross often. Bridges then allow for a transition between land masses more safely, as a person is much less likely to drown on them or suffer the discomfort of wet socks and underwear. So when a transition bridge comes into your path, do not be afraid of it and know that no matter the uncertainty to get over to a new idea tity, new job, new friendship, new band member, changed relationship, retirement, new pet or release or any of the above, God always walks with us and provides what we need for the journey. Trust God and take your spouse hand in hand and cross that bridge and grow together. Love is a journey that does not stand still, it moves forward and crosses bridges. Do not burn them behind you ands you do not know when God will send you back for a forgotten umbrella or to grab a lost friend’s hand and lead them across. No burning bridges. Just cross confidently with your spouse and God and keep going to the no text leg of the journey together. 🙂
“Always cross the river before you insult the crocodile.” I will add that you may have a return journey that you are neglecting to consider. It is a very tiny world we live in now. So small that we do run into each other now and again. It cannot be helped. And it seems the people we run into the most are the people we least want to see. The reason is purposeful, God wants you to forgive and make things right and absolutely loves restoration. God is a God of opportunity giving. He is so generous with opportunities to improve, grow, change, grow up, forgive, etc. There is no situation too u comfortable for you to sway Him from His goal of your improvement. In fact, God knows the more the struggle so etimes, the greater impact of the lesson. Yaknow, He has been around quite a long time. So, in light of that truth, please be careful the bridges you try to burn. That river will need to be crossed some day and you will wish to Pete you had not burned it. Remaking a bridge that has been destroyed is so much more difficult than repairing and refortifying the existing bridge. God forgives, though, every single time. People only door God is truly with them. (If they constantly or every once in a while bring it back up, they have not truly forgiven you.) We must be careful not to lose or misspend the opportunities we are given.