She shuffled into the restroom and snapped on the light, squinting as she splashed water on her face. Her heart still raced from the nightmare. It had seemed so real.
In fact, it had been real.
She touched the scar, lining from her temple to her jawline. The proof testifying of the validity of that frightful night.
The night that changed her life forever—the one that stole her identify, and so much more.
She peered closer at the scar and recoiled. Any beauty she once had was gone.
Repulsed at her image, she slammed the light switch off, rushed into her bedroom, and under the covers.
Back into the darkness.
Can you relate to this woman? Maybe not the circumstances but wanting to hide from the light? Sometimes we feel more comfortable staying in the darkness—away from the hurt of this world.
But just think of what we could be missing.
What God has called us to do.
Recently, I attended a writer’s conference where I had to step out from under those covers and assert myself. The introvert. Yikes. It was tough, but I did it. And you know what? It wasn’t that terrible.
Sometimes the big bad world isn’t so scary. We just have to take God’s hand and let Him lead. (Click to tweet.)
Let’s let Him show us what we’re born to be. We’re created in His image. We’re His children—perfect under His microscope.
Once we do this, He’ll show us His blessings waiting around the corner.
Genesis 1:27 (NASB)
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Born to Be – Natalie Grant/Gary LeVox (Written by Brett James, Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms)
I love this song. Listen to the words. Yes, Lord. Teach us who we were born to be.
(And yes, that’s the lead singer from Rascal Flatts singing with her!)