There is a saying that, “Don’t burn bridges, because you may need them someday.” Although I understand what is implied by this statement, am also aware we must be able to move on from some situations and never look back if we are going to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for our lives, there are some bridges that we must burn.
Some bridges keep pulling us back to the past. Perhaps some relationships that are hindering us, places that we should no longer be visiting, habits that are destroying us, activities that are time wasters. Negative thoughts. If we stay too attached to such bridges, we will never have the strength to cross them and enter our future.
Ultimately, it is only by burning some bridges that you will discover you do not need them to get to where you are going. God Himself is the only One who can take you there.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19
Many of us will make new year resolutions which we have no intentions to keep, or we are simply too weak in our resolve to keep. Our flesh and emotions prefer the easy way out. If we are not careful, we shall end up going round the same circles for years, because we were not firm enough to follow our spirit man’s direction.
Am very glad i have managed to cut off a number of relationships that were quite detrimental to me. Doing the right thing is harder, but, we always have a choice. I would hate to waste my precious time anymore in the same circle more than necessary as i did in the past.
I request you to take the harder choice and see change come into your life as you focus on God and obey His will for your life in this coming year. Embark on your journey in the new year by traveling light. Focusing on Jesus and damping all the extras.
I wish you all happy holidays and a fruitful and joyful new year!
Father God, give me the grace to burn unnecessary bridges at the back of my mind and move on in your perfect purpose for me in your Kingdom.