Recall and reflect - How to retrain our minds to live courageously and with certainty
Have you ever had a dream where you were so willing to take a massive risk? Like, jump off a building or engage in an otherwise semi dangerous activity? Maybe you’ve tried to fly. Have you soared over the sparkling waters and dodged the jaws of failure? I have. Fearlessly.
Why are we so fearless taking these risks inside of a dream realm?
What would happen if we applied the same confidence of our dream worlds to our real world?
Inside the real world comes the tendency to overthink, fear, worry, and “turn around”.
Inside the real world comes the tendency to embark with unwise choices, plow over others to get what we want, and pursue life believing we are in complete control.
Both of these approaches are extreme - and we continuously sway from either side.
We either lack confidence altogether or maybe we place our faith in empty promises. Where is the middle ground? Where is the balance?
It lives on a bridge
Walking across the bridge of life can feel daunting and sometimes downright lonely. The bridge of life is long, sometimes the path disappears in the fog, there’re planks missing, hungry trolls beneath it and perhaps the scariest part - it’s only wide enough for one - sole- traveller.
You must face your bridge.
There is something behind you
Before you begin walking across a super sketchy - unpredictable- possibly dangerous bridge ask yourself, “where is it anchored?”
If we know who we are grounded IN and understand the strength of that anchor the bridge of life can be made steady. The bridge itself is still the same old beat down bridge, but our perception of the bridge has changed. When our perceptions align with The Truth, our safe passage is guaranteed and courage is bound to follow.
“ You have enclosed me behind and before…”
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid”
“…Your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me”
The anchor at the beginning of my bridge, and yours, is stronger than titanium. It is everlasting. It is secure.
The other side
We know what’s at the beginning- but what about the other side? I can’t walk across this thing until I know for certain the other side is equally anchored. I will not walk by blind faith.
“ I am the first and the last”
“I go to prepare a place for you”
“, He will not fail you nor forsake you..”
I am anchored at the beginning and I am anchored until the end. He thought of me when He tethered this bridge down, He will not allow me to fall. He has walked this path before me.
Friend, you know who goes before you and who goes after you. Jesus, has anchored you in the palm of his hand. I know the bridge still looks scary - there is a force working relentlessly to keep your eyes blinded from the truth.
Change your perspective. Know for certain that your bridge is secure before you start walking. Keep your eyes on the truth through the duration of your walk. There will be times you look down and feel as if you're falling a million miles an hour. You will stumble, splinters will pierce deep, and the other side will disappear from time to time.
2 Cor. 5:7
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”
Keep walking, crawl if you have to - but don’t you dare turn around. You have been through things tougher than this. Remember your anchors.
Gaze and take in the magnificent heights your bridge traverses. Recall and reflect as you pass over angry seas, walk courageously as you scale the mountains of your mind. And fear NOT because He is with you.
I’ll see you on the other side,