I have always loved the Irish. They have this saying: “May the bridges I burn light the way.”
Most of us don’t understand the importance of burning bridges. We try and hold onto every little detail, just in case. Just in case we might need something from someone one day. I am always reminded by what happened to Lot’s wife when she looked back.
There are moments where God wants us to let go because He can see all things. He sees every blockage, emotion and obstacle that are standing in our way. God doesn’t like us holding on because it can slow down His plans for us. It can never stop His plans, nothing can stop God’s plans for our lives. Nothing. But if we hold on to what lies behind us, there will always be something preventing us from the receiving the beauty of the finished work of Christ within us.
Letting go means that we are brave enough to trust God and it means that we are risking it all because we are obedient to Him. Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son. Jesus sacrificed His life for a greater purpose. How can we hold on if we are meant to let go?
We are on this earth only for a short period of time. Don’t spend your life crossing back and forth over bridges.
Burn those bridges and watch the skies as the fireworks light a new path. Cross your bridges in faith by trusting that “what lies before you” are more important than “what lies behind you”. Having faith in things unseen is what courage means and that is what God expects from us. Putting Him first, following Him and leaving behind the things that binds us.
In the end Paul said it best in Philippians 3:13-14: “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
Push forward in life as you burn old bridges and allow it to light a new way to the glory God called you to.
By Stella Ashworth
Featuring in April’s edition of Team Talk.