Monday, June 01, 2020

bridges and trolls

historically, trolls have a reputation for lurking under bridges. 

taunting, mocking, and tempting any one who tries to pass. spewing negativity, whispering lies, planting seeds of doubt and discouragement, trolls might as well be the devil's advocate. a trolls goal is to get you to not cross over the bridge. they want you to stay where you are. second guess yourself. question your convictions. change your mind. and maybe, hopefully, best case scenario: get down under the bridge with the troll.

bridges are elevated. they are the high road. bridges keep you up, safe. bridges take you from the cliff's edge to the continuing path.

be aware of modern day trolls. they sneak into DMs spewing their hopeless hatred. their curt comments aim to discourage and diminish joy. they are bitter. especially if you have hope on the bridge.  

take the high road. stay on the bridge. stay true to your convictions. stay on the path.

and as a side note, it's okay to cross the bridge quietly. it doesn't need to be announced and broadcast that you're taking the high road. just do it. you can get past the trolls to the other side with your hope, peace, faith, joy, and freedom in tact.     

take the bridge. do it quietly or do it shouting I TRUST GOD'S PLAN! either way, take the bridge and ignore the trolls. 

"If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? 
Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. 
Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. 
Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, 
and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath." 
1 Peter 3:16-18