“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
A wall-builder is a person who shuts others out of his life because he fears rejection. He is a self-preservationist and desires above all else to protect himself from being hurt. In building a wall, the wall-builder thinks he is keeping himself from pain. In reality, he only adds to his pain because the walls he builds around himself eventually become his prison.
A bridge-builder is a person who welcomes others into his life because he loves and wants to connect with them. He is more concerned with protecting others than he is with protecting himself. In building a bridge, the bridge-builder knows that he will experience pain. But he is not afraid because he knows that to love is to be willing to experience pain.
Which one are you? A wall-builder or a bridge-builder? You can choose which one you will be. If you have any doubts, remember this: there can be no love without pain. Just look at the Cross.
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