I want to encourage you mommies today that your purpose hasn’t been forgotten. Your identity hasn’t been lost. Your promises haven’t been revoked. His plans for You have not changed. The enemy wants you to lose hope. He wants you to give up and surrender to less than God’s plan, but always remember God makes everything beautiful in its time and His timing is perfect. We go through seasons and circumstances to bring us to place of destiny.
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
We have to keep our faith because faith triumphs in trouble! God is perfecting our character for our purpose and with that comes a hope that won’t disappoint!
Sometimes I think God see’s us like we see our children. I often wonder does he get aggravated with our pleas of “When God?”
Think about when we tell our small children about an exciting event too far away from the scheduled date. How frustrated do we get with their constant question “Is today the day? Is it time yet? When? How much longer?” The younger they are, the harder the anticipation weighs on their hearts. They can’t handle the wait. But the older they get, they become more mature and understand dates and time. They look forward with excitement to the upcoming event knowing that it soon approaches.
I know God’s patience far out-weighs ours, but when we come to a place of maturity, we can also look forward with excitement that God will do what He has promised to do, even when it seems too far away. When the timing is perfect, we will no longer be pregnant with our purpose, but give birth to a wonderful miracle that launches us into our destiny.
Pregnancy isn’t easy. It brings all kinds of emotions and changes physically, spiritually, and mentally. It stretches our body, spirit, and souls. Our purpose needs to gestate to full term if we want it to function completely and fully the way God intended it. We must carry it until its time and discern between the Braxton Hicks contractions and when it’s time for active labor. While in labor we must endure the pain and use all of the strength and energy we have to push and deliver. God will not disappoint. Every time we give birth in the spirit, we are multiplying His likeness in the earth. We are birthing a blueprint of purpose that advances His kingdom and restores us to His garden. We are accessing the tree of life that brings healing to the nations!
Your pregnancy is not stagnation. Set your eyes on Him. Obey the Holy Spirit. Stand in faith. Don’t lose hope. In no time it will be time to push!
Father, we thank You for Your patience. Forgive us for not always choosing to use the fruit of patience that You have giving us in our spirit. Restore our hope as You continue to build our character and prepare us for our purpose. Help us not miss what You are doing at the moment because we are complaining about waiting for our next. Help us look forward with excitement at Your promise with patience. Make us good stewards with our time and resources. Give us joy as we fulfill every assignment that brings us closer to You. Restore us to Your garden where we can walk with You in the cool of the day. Show us how to do everything in excellence that it may bring You glory. Build our strength and endurance as You prepare us to give birth to destiny. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!