Written & Published by Lolita Buck
What would you do if God told you to build a bridge but not to worry about the pedestrians that will come across it. (Okay so you do realize I'm not talking about a real bridge right?) He's simply saying build a segway for others to be exposed to who he is, but let him handle the rest. Well that's exactly what he put on my heart this morning.
More times than not we're so concerned with who crosses the bridge rather than making certain that the bridge is stable & secure. Not really sure why, but he brings to mind the bridge that recently collasped. (My heartfelt condolences to all parties involved)
What I find astounding is that he'll have you build the bridge so that others might be saved & the entire time he's building you up simultaneously. Because believe it or not more so than your ministry or purpose YOU my friend are a portrayal of what God is all about. YOU are the light of the world!
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven"
Your ministry or purpose is the bridge but your character, integrity, etc is what makes the bridge safe & sound. So let's say you're a worship leader at church & everyone is amazed & touched by your gift. You lead others to Christ in this sense but your attitude sucks once they really get to know you. In essence you get them to the bridge but as they start to walk across it your flawed character causes their desire to be a part of the body of Christ to collapse. Sound structure is everything! And that's why God puts us through the fire so that we come out pure & wholesome. A full representation of who he is.
"See, I have refined you, but not like silver; I have tested you in the furnace of adversity".
It is my prayer that each of you that are in ministry or even those considering it remember this blog post. YOU essentially are the bridge to Christ! Please allow God do the work that is necessary within you so that people don't get hurt as they make their way to him.
I understand this concept wholeheartedly because even though God gave me this platform to share his love with the world it's only as stable as its structure. God is the foundation of this blog ministry. He is my source of strength! He leads & guides me daily, but he also disciplines me as well. Making certain that I'm in alignment with his will. So as you build YOUR bridge I ask that you keep these things in mind so that all the people you'll lead to Christ will make it across safely.
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude