Former Miss Washington Allyson Rowe Shares How She is Relying on God to Battle Her Fears as She Begins New Season in Ministry

Allyson Rowe of Spokane won the Miss Washington USA competition Oct. 19 in Seattle. She will represent Washington next year at the Miss USA pageant held in Miami. Courtesy Gary Peterson Photography

Miss Washington, USA of 2014, Allyson Rowe leads a flourishing ministry among her many successes as a dynamic speaker and entrepreneur but in a recent social media post, she revealed that she’s battling fear as God leads her into a new season.

On Monday night, Rowe shared an Instagram post declaring that her fears will not stand a chance when she stands in God’s love. The pageant winner admitted that fright is knocking at her door as she enters a new season she has no control over.

“I’m entering into a season where God isn’t allowing me to see on purpose. He doesn’t want me relying on me,” the leader of Kingdom Crowned Ministries shared. “On my logic. On my comfort.”

Rowe recalled a time when she was a child and was afraid to jump off of a diving board into her swimming instructors hands. She likened her current experience to the journey God is taking her on now.

“My fear doesn’t stand a chance when I stand in Your Love.” || I remember when I was a young child around 3 or 4 and took swimming lessons. Part of my “graduation” was to dive off of the diving board in the deep end. I had been practicing and diving off of the side into the pool all summer long with no hesitation. But when the last day came to walk on that diving board out over the water- I froze. I was (and still am) afraid of heights. And although it was maybe 2 feet off of the water, I was scared. My instructor kept saying “Ally- I’m right here. My arms are open. All you have to do is jump right into my hands. I will catch you. I won’t let you sink. But you have to jump.” Oh boy. I stood on that diving board forever in fear. See I was so focused on the fear of height, I couldn’t see past the jump. My fear wouldn’t allow me to see my instructor waiting with arms open to catch me. In case you’re wondering how the story ends… I did jump. I dove right into her hands and even got my sucker after (which was honestly my biggest motivator). I wonder how many of us are in seasons right now where God is calling us to jump into the deep end. The deep waters. The unknown. The wilderness where we CANT see what’s ahead. He’s calling you to Trust Him. To have faith that even though you can’t see, HE can. See faith isn’t being able to see. Faith is KNOWING God is God when you can’t see. And it’s FAITH that moves His heart. I’m entering into a season where God isn’t allowing me to see on purpose. He doesn’t want me relying on me. On my logic. On my comfort. He’s making move uncomfortably. He’s calling me to step out of the boat. But just like with Peter- we can’t focus on the circumstance. We have to focus on the One Who changes them. Sometimes, God will send us into a wilderness season because it’s in the wilderness where we cultivate a hunger, a reliance, a strength, and a trust so deep in Who He is. If that’s you- I invite you to step with me. To walk in radical faith. Radical obedience. And watch God do the miraculous. Because He’s still a God of miracles. And He has amazing things for you- but it requires radical faith. #Radical #Faith #ForSuchATimeAsThis

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“Faith is KNOWING God is God when you can’t see. And it’s FAITH that moves His heart,” the former Miss Washington stated.

She referenced Matthew 14 which tells the Biblical story of Peter being afraid to walk on water even though Jesus asked him to.

“He’s calling me to step out of the boat. But just like with Peter – we can’t focus on the circumstance,” Rowe continued. “We have to focus on the One Who changes them.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law