Someone gave me a word of prophecy the other day about seeing me in pregnancy pants with a huge tummy ready to give birth to Gods purpose and promises in my life and ministry. Apart from the humor factor, the word resonated in my spirit and confirmed again the season I find myself in.
Seeing my wife give birth to our 3 beautiful kids gave me an up close experience of what a mother to be goes through in the 9 months leading up to the birth of their baby. The body changes, appetite changes, stretch marks, fatigue, planning, education and finally a temporary episode of turets. The pain is present, the process is needed but the outcome is well worth it all. When you hold that baby in your hands, it makes it all worth it.
The natural often reflects what happens in the spiritual as well. Giving birth to the promises of God can feel like giving birth to Godzilla. It’s painful, exciting, scary and an adventure. Walking with God feels like you are running for your life through Jurassic Park. But you must stay the course because where God is taking you is more important than what pain you are presently experiencing.
I know someone reading this is presently pregnant with Gods purpose. You feel it percolating in you, growing in you, stretching you and preparing you. You are in a transition season and you are about to give birth to the build up of what’s been prophesied, promised and imprinted on your heart.
Don’t check out, sell out or run out of the season you’re in. Let God do his work in you and at the right time, God will release all that he’s planned and prepared you for.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.’