I used to think that having a relational heart was a burden. That was until I came to understand that I was actually created that way; in fact God designed all women with a relational heart.
It is not something to be feared or something to run away from, it is something we need to embrace and allow it to have a voice. It is our internal relational gauge and it is designed to build and nurture strong relationships, whether they are with our partner, our children, our family or our friends.
Today I had the vision of an old wooden bridge, the bridge of relationship. Gaps in the bridge are unresolved hurts or misunderstandings that have been allowed to remain unrepaired.
Gaps weaken the bridge and the more gaps we allow to remain in our relationships the weaker they become. We need solid connections (bridges) in our relationships, strong cords that can keep us connected even when the winds of misunderstanding or hurt come storming into our lives.
Guys, I know that you may want to leave “the past in the past” as it were, and move on, as I was encouraged to do today. But we women need understanding, we need the opportunity at least to try and understand what has caused the gap. We need to talk things through so that we can move on and learn to handle things better next time. Then we too can “leave things in the past”.
Without communication and the opportunity for understanding gaps create hurt and unforgiveness which when left unattended weaken our relationships.
Let’s build strong connections with one another, let’s work to fix the gaps and build stronger bridges towards one another. Remember to talk to one another and resolve misunderstandings or frustrations, work together to strengthen your bridge.