Sunday, October 06, 2013
Bridge The Gap
Thornton Wilder once said, ~The land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love - the only survival, the only meaning.~ If you think about it, when it comes to matters of the heart it can most definitely be considered a struggle to survive, especially if you're living the single life. For it's truly a tough and not to mention frustrating situation indeed to have or should I say keep faith and hope alive as it pertains to wanting to experience true happiness. Thinking about it further, it can be sometimes quite difficult to build a strong relationship bridge built on faith, hope, intimacy, understanding, respect, trust, honest, understanding, commitment, communication, etc. all the while struggling in the following three ways: mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As said before, when it comes to matters of the heart it can most definitely be considered a struggle to survive, especially if you're living the single life. It's a mental struggle for any individual living the single life as our own thoughts, feelings and emotions teeter on the proverbial bridge that either leads to absolute hope in one direction or to utter despair in the other. True, we've all struggled or are currently struggling mentally in regards to keeping the optimism of love/true love alive in our hearts knowing full well we've witnessed/heard of countless relationship jumping to their deaths, so to speak. For the psychological ramifications can make a significant impact to the point where you end up self sabotaging yourself; but if you don't let if affect you and focus on the positives then you'll break through towards a worthwhile relationship. Without a doubt, each one of us has experienced or is experiencing emotional life and death involving a guy/girl it's a considerably unbearable torture to endure. I think we all can agree when meeting a potential significant other one's emotions gradually run high and find yourself walking on the metaphorical bridge to what you hope is your forever best friend. Of course, there's a plethora of mixed emotions being felt within your heart such as joy, happiness, fear, anxiety, etc. all rolled up into one big ball. Essentially, its the big ball of mixed emotions that determines whether you're moving forward living a long lasting relationship with someone special or running away whereby allowing the genuine emotions/feelings to unfortunately die off, in a manner of speaking. Ephesians 3:14-16 says ~For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;~ Let me ask you this question to those who are living the single life like myself, is prayer to God helping you struggle through the pangs of the dating scene? Oftentimes, seeking Him and reading His word helps when you've become lost and struggling in every sense of the word to make sense of the dating scene. Let me tell you something, prayer to God strengthens your faith in as He directs you to the person you'll spend the rest of your days with. In other words, put all your trust in Him and you'll be greatly rewarded. In retrospect, the bridge that is love/true may certainly seem easy enough to walk cross but its harder than it actually is. You see, it's what you don't see, hidden obstacles, that when they pop out of nowhere they cause you to either question yourself or leave doubts in your mind like if reaching the other side is worth it. Unfortunately, it's a sad state of affairs for those who gave up or simply jumped over the side because the struggle was just too hard leading him/her/you to look behind instead of what's in front. In the end, to build a significant relationship you go to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong to survive in order to all intensive purposes bridge the gap from where you were in the past, to where you are now in the present, and where you so want to be in the coming future.