Under Construction: How We Break Down Before We Rebuild

By Kiara Murray, Guest Blogger August 1, 2015

As I sit at my desk and look out the window, I notice the construction site across the street. It’s been there for a while and I’ve looked out at it numerous times, but this morning something about it held my attention. They were beginning to tear the entire building down, the cranes were out, the hard hats were in place, and the construction team began deconstructing the building. This made me think about how we may have to go through our very own demolition scene in our lives.

Let’s face it, sometimes our lives are a total wreck! We find ourselves going down the wrong path, connecting to the wrong people, being involved in things we said we’d never be a part of, we get to a point where we’re lost, we don’t know what to do or how we ended up ‘here.’ When we get to that point and sometimes even before we get there we begin to realize that it’s time to destroy somethings in our lives. Destroy the pride we try to hide in our hearts, destroy the spirit of fear, and destroy our dependence on ourselves. 

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For me, whenever I’ve come to a place of confusion and chaos, God has been my refuge. At times I’ve thought that I could do it on my own, but I realize that my human emotions and thoughts don’t always lead me to the best decisions for my life. I’ve learned that when I give my cares, mistakes, and worries to God, I get a new perspective. I see things from His point of view and not my own and I’m able to break free and get back on the path He has made for me. 

I’ve learned that when I give my cares, mistakes, and worries to God, I get a new perspective.

As we begin to work through our wreckage, the process is not always easy for us because we're being stripped from the very things we know. We’re being stripped of that unhealthy relationship that we stay in because of familiarity or fear of being alone, we’re being stripped of not knowing our self-worth, and we’re being stripped of those friends who never have our best interest in mind. We’re being broken down to the core, the foundation of it all.

As we’re being stripped it may seem like it’s just a mess of broken pieces everywhere, but then as our hearts and souls begin to get restored and reshaped, we’re being healed, we’re being renewed, and when we’ve gotten rid of everything that has us bound, just like the new building that will soon appear in this place, we’ll be new, we’ll be whole and we’ll be ready to walk in our true purpose.

As we’re being stripped it may seem like it’s just a mess of broken pieces everywhere, but then as our hearts and souls begin to get restored and reshaped.

After going through this deconstructing and rebuilding, I have a renewed heart and mind that is able to recognize and fully receive all that God has for me. Don't fight the demolition and rebuilding stage, sometimes we all need to go through it in order to receive God's best for our lives. 

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About Kiara

Kiara is very passionate about writing that encourages and empowers others to walk in their full purpose. When she's not writing you can find her listening to great music, researching random things on the internet or spending time with friends and family. You can read her thoughts at sincerelyrhapsody.wordpress.com or see life through her eyes on Instagram @sincerelyrhapsody

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