Sunday as John and I were walking across this bridge, I noticed that it felt as though it was moving. There were times when I had to hold on to the ledge because of it. The subtle movement made me a little dizzy, nervous and very uncomfortable . To be honest, I couldn’t wait to get to the other side to hop off.
Once we did, I took a quick look back and thought about how much our lives resemble the bridge. We are constantly walking across “bridges” into unknown territories in our daily lives. The experience can sometimes leave us feeling nervous, uncomfortable, and scared. But, we eventually get there. And when we do, we build a little courage…a little confidence for the next time.
What amazes me about this is that the Lord uses things like bridges to illustrate this to us in our day to day. The “small stuff” is hidden in the ordinary. However, we are often too busy to recognize it. We are so focused on our own agendas that we miss what the Lord is trying to show us.
With that said, I am going to challenge you this week to keep your eyes and ears open. Be on the look out for the “small stuff”. When you walk into a room, pay close attention to the things around you. When you’re in conversation with someone else, be present. Be attentive. Look for opportunities to spot the blessing in all things. I assure you that they are there. And once you spot a couple, he’ll show you more. I guarantee it!