Self Expression Magazine

Just Won't Burn

By Doulalovelou
Picture Crash & burn. That's what the enemy wants. To drag you down & keep you down. But you will rise above. By the grace of God, you will.
This is the lesson I'm learning right now. The lesson that teaches me that taking healthy risks is important for growth. The lesson that shows me that I am stronger then I believe myself to be, simply because God is who He says He is.
So what happens if I live my life with the belief that God is who and what He says He is? What happens if I take a leap, a risk, a change and it all comes crashing down?
That's simple...
Crash, perhaps. But I just won't burn.
God refines me in the fire of the crash, but He doesn't burn me down to dust. Instead He molds and beautifies and changes my heart & soul. And through those changes, He continues to reveal to me the woman that I am, the woman that He has made me to be.
Lately I've become more of a risk taker, because I believe that is what God is requiring of me. I believe that He is calling me to put myself out there in more ways then one and is asking me to have faith. He's expecting my obedience and this season has been one of willingly offering it. The outcome doesn't always look the way I hope, but He's present in it and that's all that matters.
In the midst of the crash disappointment arises. As does fear, doubt, and struggles with self worth. But despite those feelings, the one thing that covers it all is peace. Peace because He has prepared me for what is to come and He has built up in me the type of trust that He requires as my Savior and as the Infallible, Truthful, Source of life.
That peace has been my comfort this past week as I've dealt with unmet expectations and things that threaten to make me feel worthless. I can't describe the peace and in all honesty it doesn't make sense to me. But it's there nonetheless and it, He, is what gets me through the day.

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3

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